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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud
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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud

According to The Counter, the USDA has announced some proposed changes to the organic laws which will have an effect on on the $55 billion dollar organic industry. The new rules include surprise inspections, traceability and updated labeling requirements to include non-retail packaging. This announcement comes after last year’s organic fraud case which involved $142...

News: Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits
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News: Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

It was quietly announced last week that consumers had a big win against corporate chemical company, Bayer, manufacturer of RoundUp glyphosate herbicide. The New York Times reports that the settlement comes in response to the threat of tens of thousands of claims against Bayer for failure to properly disclose the toxic nature of their product on the label. 

News: Coronavirus Pandemic Inspires Home Gardening
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News: Coronavirus Pandemic Inspires Home Gardening

It is always good to look for the positive in every situation. One of the really great things about America’s “Time Out” is that people are able to finally pull their heads out of their crazy busy lives, take a breath and look around. There is nothing quite like a little perspective and some time...

News: Hawaii Considering Bill to Require Mandatory Labeling of GMOs
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News: Hawaii Considering Bill to Require Mandatory Labeling of GMOs

Hawaii News Now reported today that Hawaii lawmakers are hearing a bill Monday to require labeling of GMO agricultural products in the state of Hawaii. After the defeat of Prop 37 in California in November, the subject of GMO labeling seems to be fresh in everyone’s mind. No word yet on the wording of the bill and if...

Whole Foods Founder Discusses Business with Ethics in Conscious Capitalism
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Whole Foods Founder Discusses Business with Ethics in Conscious Capitalism

NPR had an interesting article today about an interview with Whole Foods founder, John Mackey, who discusses his new book venture Conscious Capitalism, co-authored with Rajendra Sisodia. His new book seems like a worthwhile read on ethics in the modern businesses place. A timely issue considering corporate personhood, record corporate profits and declining worker wages. The concept of business success while maintaining integrity and purpose seems to be a worthwhile topic and one that is close to my own heart.

News: Google Invests $200 million in Wind Power
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News: Google Invests $200 million in Wind Power

Today is a great day for renewables! On the heals of California’s milestone in solar energy production comes the announcement that Google is making additional investments in Wind energy. Google has long invested in emerging renewable energy technology and research, so this is just another great step in the companies policy of sustainable energy investments....

News: California Ramping Up Renewable Energy
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News: California Ramping Up Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry has had a few blows in recent years, yet we are still taking steps forward. Every day it seems there is good news in the sector with technological advancements evolving at a rapid rate. Today’s news shows the growing commitment to renewable infrastructure as California hits a major milestone with 1000...