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Don’t Forget About Genetic Engineering

Don’t Forget About Genetic Engineering

Mar 20, 2007 March 20, 2007

Back in ’01-’02, well before Oceans as Wilderness, our environmental focus was on genetic engineering. While there were some victories associated with that campaign, the issue has not gone away. The following action alert came from one of our environmental grantees in California. Hopefully, more states will follow… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

By localcrew   |   Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

By Patagonia   |   Apr 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

The industry in question is the agroindustrial genetically manipulated monocrop chemicalification conglomerate. It’s a mouthful, which is why folks in this business like to refer to themselves as representatives of “conventional agriculture,” companies like Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that… Read More

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Feb 23, 2010 February 23, 2010

We discussed the elimination of Nevada’s state-supported Organics Program just over one year ago. At the time, the state was facing severe budget shortfalls and the budgetary scythe cut a wide swath. The situation has gotten worse, and despite a successful defense in early 2009, the program… Read More

Action Alert – Help Shape the Farm Bill

Action Alert – Help Shape the Farm Bill

Sep 19, 2007 September 19, 2007

Farming is an issue of great concern for us. We staked our business on switching to organic cotton in 1996 and we ran a series of environmental essays on the dangers and uncertainties of genetic engineering in 2001-2002. Unfortunately, GE crops are still being grown and organic farming… Read More

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

by Lynn Hill I've been reading and hearing a lot of talk recently about the ominous phenomenon of bees dying all over the world. Most of what I've read on the subject points to pesticides as a possible reason why the bees are dying. Apparently, many farmers are spraying… Read More

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