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Organic Consumers Association Sues Two Infant Formula Makers for Falsely Labeling Products Organic

Posted April 29, 2016
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced today that the nonprofit consumer advocacy group has filed suit against two infant formula makers—The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), owner of the Earth’s Best infant and toddler formula brands, and The Honest Co.—for falsely labeling “organic” products that contain ingredients prohibited under the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (OPPA).  Read more.

10 Global Issues, 1 Answer

Posted April 27, 2016
It may sound too good to be true, but soil scientist and director of Ohio State University Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Dr. Rattan Lal, said back in 2009, “We are dealing with 10 global issues at the moment: food security; availability of water; climate change; energy demand; waste disposal; extinction of biodiversity; soil degradation and desertification; poverty; political and ethnic instability; and rapid population increase. The solution to all of these lies in soil management.”  Read more.

U.S. Ag Secretary Calls for Mandatory GMO Label

Posted April 27, 2016
Legislation to avoid a patchwork of state laws on labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods should make such labels mandatory, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers in New Orleans Friday.  Read more.

New fruit tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of produce

Posted April 25, 2016
After five years of topping the list, apples have officially been dethroned as the Environmental Working Group’s most pesticide-loaded produce, and there’s a new fruit that tops the organization’s “Dirty Dozen” list: the strawberry. Read more.

Gardening During Troubled Times: How to Start a Victory Garden

Posted April 22, 2016
ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, we’re going to touch on a subject that bears keeping in mind: the Victory gardens kept by citizens of the United States during World War II.  The reason this subject is good to mention is because now that spring has arrived, you should know about shortages and pitfalls people faced before.  Read more.