135 March - April - 2008

Issue Number: 
135
Issue Months: 
March - April
Issue Year: 
2 008

Issue's Articles

Title Issue Date

From rural Indiana to Japan, from Indonesia to Puget Sound, cooperatives are providing answers and a way forward in an environment of increasing challenges.

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

Changes to POS systems are inevitably stressful, as Liz McMann notes in her article.

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

Currently, national media is focused on those large organic dairies that have flouted the integrity of the organic regulations (see “Cornucopia’s Complaints Expose Outlaw Dairy Farms,” CG

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

November 30, 2007: more than 50 people met in La Farge, Wisconsin, to participate in the founding meeting of the Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA).

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) thanks cooperatives and co-op members for their generosity this year in contributing to both the Howard Bowers Fund for Consum

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

Cooperative grocers take pride in the fact that they’ve supported local, sustainable farmers for more than three decades-long before it was the trendy thing to do.

135 March - April - 2008 April 23, 2008

When a food co-op builds or remodels its own home, the project rivets the attention and scrutiny of its neighborhood.

135 March - April - 2008 April 23, 2008

Of the “cooperative commonwealths” in the world there is none so prevalent in a nation’s daily life as the cooperatives of Japan.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

This article contains charts not pictured. You can download the pdf version with charts here.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

As editor, it’s a pleasure to review some of the good news contained in the magazine, and that is what “The Editor Notes” column on page 3 will do.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op began in 1973 as a buying club in the basement of a local church.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

In the scale of stressful life events, installing a new point of sale (POS) system ranks right up there with marriage and having a baby.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

Paoli, Indiana is a rural community of fewer than 4,000 residents, located 50 miles south of Bloomington (home to the Bloomingfoods Co-op) and 50 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

The aftermath of the Aurora Organic Dairy investigation has left many supporters of organics feeling confused and betrayed.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

Chicago’s Co-op Markets, known historically as Hyde Park Co-op, closed in late January 2008 after operating since 1932.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008