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In late May the USDA announced that unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat has been discovered in a field in Oregon, which is a major wheat exporter – yet no GMO wheat has been approved for tr

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If cooperatives are an essential component of a fair economy, public ownership has an even bigger role.  Think essential infrastructure and services:  roads, water and other utilities, emergency re

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A new feature film on co-op history and today’s food co-ops is nearing completion.  With some 35 co-ops already contributing support for production of “Food for Change” and about 80 percent of the

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Congratulations to Rebecca Dunn, who was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame on May 8.  Dunn, the executive director of the Cooperative Fund of New England for the past 27 years, was honored

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Updates at bottom:  On May 14, a fire badly damaged the headquarters of Organic Valley in La Farge, Wisconsin.  No one was injured, according to LaCrosse news station WXOW.com:

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These days, we’re all learning about our energy supply, whether we expected to or not -- and that includes advocates of a healthier food supply.  

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These days we’re all learning about our energy supply, whether or not we have expected those lessons, and that includes advocates for a healthier food supply.  For a broad overview of the food syst

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Advocates of cooperatives need allies with compatible visions of social change – including, most challengingly, visions that assume limits to growth and capital.

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A TED presentation in the U.K.

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Through a grassroots funding campaign, along with lender support from NCB (National Co-op Bank) and NCDF (Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund), the Isla Vista Food Co-op has recently been abl

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The International Cooperative Alliance has produced an impressive document that follows upon the International Year of Cooperatives.  Follow this link,

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The growing demand for labeling that identifies genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) lost the California referendum but will be on the ballot later this year in the state of Washington.  Whole F

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In mid-February a major new study was released by the Center for Food Safety and Save Our Seeds.  Available for free download at http://www.centerforfoo

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"A Cooperative Economy" is the theme of "Yes!" magazine's spring 2013 issue: http://www.yesmagazine.org -- covering such examples as worker ownership, food

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The National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 needs the support of the public and members of Congress – see http://www.campaign.coop/.  The bill promotes

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The nine-month “fix” in the farm bill is worse than nothing.  With the last-minute approval of this compromise, largely without debate, we lost relatively inexpensive yet essential support for orga

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Now available for online viewing are winners of an annual contest sponsored by several leading cooperatives that generates imaginative tributes to cooperat

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Cooperators everywhere can view online presentations and research delivered at major international cooperative meetings held in late 2012.

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Accounting Best Practices for Food Co-ops: A Primer is now available, an excellent and concise (14-page) summary in four sections:  balance sheet, income statement, internal control, and c

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Reducing the significance of organic food to its “healthiness” is a bit like reducing politics to a matter of “truthiness.” The recent Stanford University study (September 4, Annals of Internal

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