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Food Navigator “US organic market continues to outpace conventional food sales growth” Consumers Choosing Organic over GMO

More documentation of the continuing positive shift as consumers vote with their dollars and seek out organic food and increasingly leave behind the genetically engineered alternative offered by Monsanto and the biotech industry. Jim

Food Navigator “US organic market continues to outpace conventional food sales growth” Consumers Choosing Organic over GMO

 

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Grist ” ‘Pink slime’ is the tip of the iceberg: Look what else is in industrial meat” Investigative expose’

Chilling MUST read expose’ by Grist’s Tom Laskawy about USDA’s corrupted ‘regulation’ of industrial meat. Big Ag and USDA hope you will leave the shadowy details of our nation’s food system to them. The antidote to this industry-government collusion is shining the light, demanding transparency and ‘Liking’ the work of investigative reporters like Tom working in the people’s behalf. Jim

Grist ” ‘Pink slime’ is the tip of the iceberg: Look what else is in industrial meat” Investigative expose’

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Food Navigator USA “Eric Ripert: Consumers need to increase budgets for fresh, sustainable, non-GMO foods.” Food vs. Luxuries

“…Ripert said if people want to eat fresh foods and foods made with sustainable ingredients, they need to increase their food budgets – and prioritize spending on food over luxuries…According to the USDA, Americans spend less on food than any other country – just 9.4% of disposable income in 2010. Although food prices have been rising, this is down from 11.4% in 1990 and 13.2% in 1980.” This 60 year federal policy of ‘cheap food’ at retail and back-end subsidies to Big Ag is a big part of the problem pushing family farmers off the land. Jim

Food Navigator USA “Eric Ripert: Consumers need to increase budgets for fresh, sustainable, non-GMO foods.” Food vs. Luxuries

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Organic Consumers “Is Vermont’s Governor Surrendering to Monsanto?” Vermont Legal Defense Fund.

BREAKING NEWS. Our friends at Organic Consumers Association have established a Legal Defense Fund for Vermont and any other state which passes a GMO labeling bill to counter threats of lawsuits from the biotech industry. Ask yourself, how important food freedom and food transparency is to you and your family, then dig deep and join us by sending in a donation NOW. $50,000 has already been raised. This link leads to Donation link. Thanks! Jim & Megan

Organic Consumers “Is Vermont’s Governor Surrendering to Monsanto?” Vermont Legal Defense Fund.

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Natural News “Farmers defend their right to grow food: Appeal filed in family farmers vs. Monsanto case.” Update on Appeal

Recent coverage by Natural News of our newly filed Appeal in the organic community lawsuit challenging Monsanto’s GMO patents. “Monsanto is a threat to every non-GMO farmer in America.” Jim

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GroundTruth “Mother takes on Monsanto, wins global prize” Argintine Hero

A wonderful MUST read story of how one courageous woman risked everything, including being held at gunpoint in her home, in her mission to protect her Argentine community – which had a cancer rate 41 times the national average – from the negative effects of Monsanto’s Roundup drift. Bravo! Jim & Megan

GroundTruth “Mother takes on Monsanto, wins global prize” Argintine Hero

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Alternet “Cheerleading for Monsanto? The Shocking Lack of Difference Between Oxford University Press and Fox News” Oxford University Press Lowers Standard

Anna Moore Lappe tackles corporate collusion in academia. Please help Anna by signing the petition at articles end – support her effort of transparency about sources, disclosure of conflicts of interest and accurate promotion. Please spread the word! Thanks. Jim & Megan

Alternet “Cheerleading for Monsanto? The Shocking Lack of Difference Between Oxford University Press and Fox News” Oxford University Press Lowers Standard

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Via Campesina “Opposition to biotech giant Monsanto growing worldwide, new report shows” Resistance Hurting GMO Introductions

“This report demonstrates that the increasingly vocal objections from social movements and civil society organizations are having an impact on the introduction of GM crops…” The power of the people. Good news for a Sunday. Jim & Megan

Via Campesina “Opposition to biotech giant Monsanto growing worldwide, new report shows” Resistance Hurting GMO Introductions

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Green Living Review “Organic Farming: A Mind Set” Bryce Stephens Interviewed

Organic farmer Bryce Stephens of Stephens Land & Cattle Co. in Jennings KS has been our friend for almost 20 years. He is our OSGATA V.P. and we guarantee that you will enjoy this interview that provides a rare glimpse into the life of an intelligent activist multi-generational family farmer who has spent his life working for change. Jim & Megan

Green Living Review “Organic Farming: A Mind Set” Bryce Stephens Interviewed

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Blog Talk Radio. Jim Gerritsen – Organic Farmers Appeal OSGATA VS Monsanto. Audio Interview (56:25) by Host June Stoyer. (04/11/12)

Host June Stoyer recently interviewed Jim (56:25) in his role as President of lead Appellant Organic Seed Growers and Trade Assn in the landmark organic community lawsuit challenging Monsanto’s GMO patents. You can listen and learn the latest lawsuit developments. Jim & Megan

Blog Talk Radio. Jim Gerritsen – Organic Farmers Appeal OSGATA VS Monsanto. Audio Interview (56:25) by Host June Stoyer. (04/11/12)