Slight of hand: When NATURAL isn't

Aside from meat products, there are no restrictions for other foods labeled natural. And, according to a new report by the Cornucopia Institute, the term is nothing more than meaningless marketing hype promoted by corporate interests seeking to cash in on the consumer desire for food produced in a genuinely sustainable manner.
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Cereal Crimes

Cereal Crimes, a report by Cornucopia Institute, explores the vast differences between organic cereal and granola products and so-called natural products, which contain ingredients grown on conventional farms where the use of toxic pesticides and genetically engineered organisms is widespread. Analysis reveals that “natural” products—using conventional ingredients—often are priced higher than equivalent organic products. This suggests that some companies are taking advantage of consumer confusion.
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On the Road – Black Corn, Black Barley, Black Lentils, and Black Chick Peas

We headed off on our Montana “drive-about” looking for heritage grains, small grains, and grain alternatives; and we found some of the nicest people raising some of the most interesting crops!
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My Potato Project: The Importance of Organic

A child’s experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply. This young lady is going places!
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GoodFood Hero: Bob Quinn, Montana Grain Farmer

GoodFood World has named Bob Quinn, Kamut International, as a GoodFood Hero in recognition of his work with ancient grains, organic production, and improving the quality of the food we eat. He is now on a quest to develop a successful organic system for the northern Great Plains, working to develop a model for growing small orchards and dry land vegetables in wheat country.
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Search and rescue – reclaiming farmland and an ancient grain

Sam Lucy, grain farmer and land conservationist in the Methow Valley of north central Washington, is a one-man search and rescue team for farmland. He has spent the last 15 years seeking out and reclaiming fallow farmland and bringing it back to viable production or transitioning it into native grasses and other plants.
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Are we compromising our crops' immune systems?

Are we causing an immune deficiency in our crops? The conventional industrial ag system may be killing the community of microbes that act as our crops’ immune system. The organic philosophy of crop nutrition begins with proper care and nourishment of the organisms responsible for the soil microbes’ digestive process.
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eOrganic - NOT your father's county extension agent!

Thank goodness today’s “Extension Service” has no relationship to the ag extension agent once portrayed on the Green Acres TV show that ran in the late 1960s and early 1970s. eOrganic – the 21st-century version – looks nothing like your father’s extension service.
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