Welcome to the very first Organic Insider!
There are two pieces of news that I wanted to highlight.
First, the Pew Research Center did a study on Americans’ attitudes and beliefs about organic food and GMOs. The results were both encouraging and alarming. Here’s my take on the report.
Second, brand new findings out of Europe completely dispel the notion that GMOs are “substantially equivalent” to their Non-GMO counterparts. The importance of this data cannot be overstated.
Lastly, if you ever have any feedback or suggestions about Organic Insider, I would love to hear from you. Your input is absolutely welcome and encouraged.
Wishing you a great holiday!
Max Goldberg, Founder
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the proposed animal welfare standards may not get passed under the Obama administration, which puts these rules in real jeopardy.
Is anyone the least bit surprised? As reported in PLOS ONE, French researchers said that 40% of GMO studies contained a financial conflict of interest.
A Los Angeles Superior Court just dismissed a lawsuit against Jessica Alba's The Honest Company for falsely labeling its infant formula as organic. Immediately, the Organic Consumers Association filed an appeal.
It appears no fruit or vegetable will be spared, as the FDA just said that a genetically-engineered pink pineapple is safe to sell.
Facing conditions not particularly conducive to growing organic tomatoes, farmers in Florida are taking on the challenge.
In what seems to be a growing pattern, Monsanto is sued for illegal herbicide use which caused serious crop damage. This time, the largest peach farmer in Missouri is taking the seed giant to court.
A fascinating look at what people are purchasing the most at Whole Foods.
For schools in France, a law was just passed that requires 40% of its food to be local & seasonal and 20% to be certified organic. Lucky kids!
Seeking to expand its lunch offerings, Starbucks will begin a regional rollout of organic soup in the spring.
A recent scientific study said that if you listen to this one song, you’ll reduce your anxiety by up to 65%. Trust me, it works.
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