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Sustainable Post: Putin: Russia Will be World’s Largest Supplier of Healthy Organic Food

by Sustainable Pulse | Dec 3 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the Russian Parliament that Russia should become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, in a message released to the media on Thursday. “Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is…



Free Range Report: Colorado Congressman wants more cattle on range to mitigate wildfires

by Tom Ramstack, The Gazette | July 16, 2018 Republicans like Tipton say farmers and ranchers would protect the property, reducing fire threats and helping to protect nature. Typically, they remove invasive weeds and build stock ponds that could be used by wildlife, he said. “Some of the best custodians for public lands happen to…



Northeast Oklahoma neighbors organizing to call for limits on poultry industry

More than a neighborhood problem, this scene is for real and the corporate interest will grow their business. This is what no regulations, no restrictions in todays world of the " the Pruitt " Our Oklahoma State agencies will just rollover and make excuses for their responsibilities to protect the land and water. Please recall…



Organization for Competitive Markets July-August Newsletter



The Guardian: Diversion tactics: how big pharma is muddying the waters on animal antibiotics

by Ben Stockton, Madlen Davies and Andrew Wasley | June 19 2018 Antibiotic use on farms is a major cause of human drug resistance. Yet slick social media campaigns – funded by the multi-billion-dollar industry – are confusing and complicating the issue Slick industry PR campaigns about antibiotics in food are muddying the water around…



HPPR: Our Turn At This Earth: ‘I Grow Things,’ A Visit With Gabe Brown

by Julene Bair | July 12, 2018 I love the wide-open, top-of-the-world feeling I get whenever I’m on the Great Plains. Last month, I was able to relish that feeling once again. After flying into Bismarck, North Dakota, I drove out to Gabe Brown’s 5,000-acre ranch and farm. Gabe showed me to a chair on…



New Food Economy: Foreign beef can legally be labeled “Product of U.S.A.” It’s killing America’s grass-fed industry.

by Joe Fassler | July 16th, 2018 How rampant mislabeling puts America’s grass-based cattle producers out of business. Last month, in a petition formally filed with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), two advocacy groups made a stunning claim: Your American grass-fed beef might actually come from overseas, even if it’s labeled “Product of…



Bloomberg: Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want

by Andrew Martin and Shruti Singh | July 11, 2018 The organic industry has sought out government oversight to reassure consumers. Now some worry that deregulation could chip away at that confidence. Regulation isn’t a dirty word to makers of organic food. So they’re pushing back against the Trump administration, which has killed off a…



Civil Eats: In Farm Country, Grappling With the Taboo of Talking about Climate Change

by Bryce Oates | Climate, Rural Environment and Agriculture Project | 07.11.18 Despite the heated political rhetoric on both sides of the issue, the realities of the changing climate are driving farmers of all stripes to take action. In November 2014, agriculture journalist Gil Gullickson challenged the readers of Successful Farming—mostly conventional corn, soy, and…



USA Today: Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that

by Carrie Blackmore Smith and Emily Hopkins, Cincinnati Enquirer | July 5, 2018 There it sits — in all its green glory — in the produce section of your local grocery store.   Broccoli. One of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet.   But 70 years ago, it contained twice the calcium, on average, and more than five times the…