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A key National Organic Standards Board meeting and discussions scheduled for October 17 have been cancelled.  Meanwhile, the USDA-controlled National Organic Program is making another attempt to un

Endcap Articles October 15, 2013
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Although the final count is not in, here’s an initial report – http://grist.org/food/washington-gmo-labeling-initiativ

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) threatens many small producers with food safety requirements more appropriate for much larger processors.  The deadline for comments has been extended to Fr

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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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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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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

Endcap Articles March 21, 2013

Forty-one consumer food co-ops and natural foods retailers operating 62 stores released an open letter on Au

Endcap Articles August 30, 2012

A fascinating and detailed look at the impact of food co-ops has just been released by the National Cooperative Grocers

Endcap Articles August 6, 2012

Urge your senators to listen to the credit unions -- the ones with the plan for helping small business and our nation's economic recovery.

Endcap Articles July 20, 2012

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

Endcap Articles September 7, 2012

To the delight of the almost seventy people attending the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network annual meeting at CCMA in Philadelphia in June 2012, it was ann

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The flowering of new worker-owned cooperatives and other innovative forms of economic democracy is slowly gaining more attention in various cities and through diverse media channels.

Endcap Articles May 31, 2012

Many readers of this site will recognize Bill Gessner’s name from his many past contributions to food co-ops, both through Cooperative Grocer and directly at scores of co-ops where he has given bot

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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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"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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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

Endcap Articles February 16, 2013

Defending the brand and principles of cooperatives in light of new laws:

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

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A TED presentation in the U.K.

Endcap Articles April 8, 2013