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New Rule Crushes Organic Mega-Dairies and Is Good News for Small Farms 18.2.2010 AlterNet
A new ruling closes several loopholes that mega-dairies have been using to exploit the organic market with milk from farms that hardly resemble real organic farms.
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Picture Show: Florida Farming 18.2.2010 GOOD
Picture Show: Florida Farming
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Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is Throwing Away Food A Sin? 18.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Forty percent of all food produced in the United States is thrown out. Stick to these tips, though, and you'll be a lean, green, at-home eating machine.
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On the Front Lines of the Climate Change Movement: Mike Roselle Draws a Line 17.2.2010 Truthout.com

The beard is graying. The hair is clipped military-short. He is a large man, oddly shaped, like a cross between a grizzly and a javelina. It's Roselle, of course, Mike Roselle - the outside agitator. He and a fellow activist have just spread an anti-coal banner in front of a growling bulldozer in West Virginia on a cold February morning in 2009. He's in this icy and unforgiving land to oppose a brutal mining operation and will soon be arrested for trespassing.

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MOOMilk Organic Milk: Maine Dairy Farmers Might Have Business Model To Emulate 17.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine dairy farmers hope their new organic milk, called MOOMilk, becomes as popular among natural-food buffs as Maine lobster is among seafood...
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Cathy Erway: Why I Eat In (and How You Can Too) 17.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By preparing your own food, you'll become more mindful of it. Now, along with thousands of others, you can join us in a challenge called The Week of Eating In.
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Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl 16.2.2010 NewWest.Net Environment
Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl
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Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl 16.2.2010 NewWest.Net Environment
Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl
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Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl 16.2.2010 NewWest.Net Development
Cows or Condos: A False Choice Between Public Lands Ranching and Sprawl
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New Rules Put Organic Dairy Cows Out to Pasture 15.2.2010 NewWest.Net All Headlines
New Rules Put Organic Dairy Cows Out to Pasture
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Climate Catastrophe: Surviving the 21st Century 15.2.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Ronnie Cummins & Will Allen

"The catastrophic impacts of climate change are not only going to take place in the distant future. They are taking place now."

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USDA Tightens Organic Standards on Dairy and Livestock 14.2.2010 TreeHugger
USDA Tightens Organic Standards on Dairy and Livestock
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USDA releases strict new pasture rules for organic dairy 13.2.2010 Grist Magazine
In October 2008, the USDA proposed changes to the standards that govern organic dairy farming. Before, organic certification required farmers to give their cows “access to pasture,” which some large dairies chose to interpret, well, rather loosely . How now, organic cow? On Friday, the agency released its final rules on the matter. Pasture standards for organic dairy production have been tightened significantly. According to the USDA’s press release , the new rules are as follows: • Animals must graze pasture during the grazing season, which must be at least 120 days per year; • Animals must obtain a minimum of 30 percent dry matter intake from grazing pasture during the grazing season; • Producers must ...
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New USDA Rules Establish Strong Organic Standards for Pasture and Livestock 13.2.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2010

Cornucopia Institute

After over 10 years of lobbying, family farmers across the country, who produce organic milk, are celebrating the release of strict new USDA regulations that establish distinct benchmarks requiring the grazing and pasturing of dairy cows and other livestock. Many hope that the new rule will put an end to the abuses that have flooded the organic market with suspect milk from a handful of mega-dairies generally confining thousands of animals in feed lots and barns.

 

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EU Organic Shoppers to Look for the 'Euro-Leaf' 12.2.2010 TreeHugger
EU Organic Shoppers to Look for the 'Euro-Leaf'
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Steve Rosenbaum: TED eats. Food, The Environment, and Health. 12.2.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Why Food Is The Talk Of TED 2010 Big issues are hard. They're scary. And they tend to make people put their head in their...
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Christine Bushway: Seeking Foods Produced Without Antibiotics? Choose Organic 10.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Increasingly there have been concerns raised by researchers, as well as by legislators, about the routine use of non-therapeutic levels of antibiotics by agriculture to foster growth of livestock.
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Europe Chooses New Logo to Identify Organic Foods 10.2.2010 ENS
Europe Chooses New Logo to Identify Organic Foods
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USDA Scraps Bush-era Animal Disease Traceability System 10.2.2010 ENS
USDA Scraps Bush-era Animal Disease Traceability System
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Christine Bushway: Seeking Foods Produced Without Antibiotics? Choose Organic 10.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Increasingly there have been concerns raised by researchers, as well as by legislators, about the routine use of non-therapeutic levels of antibiotics by agriculture to foster growth of livestock.
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