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thought for the day:

organic = sustainable

what customers are saying:

I left Countryside for cheaper, "All-Natural" feed. When my customers started COMPLAINING about the taste of my eggs I came back to Countryside!

— Better Feed Makes Better Eggs, Better Eggs Make Happier Customers

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on What’s Natural

Buck Marshall on Natural and Real: The word real is our way of insuring you that you aren’t imagining things. Worth repeating.

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on the War Against Hunger

Fighting for cheap food. Or cheap stuff that substitutes for food. Worth repeating.

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on the Revolving Door

The revolving door is like having all foxes and no hens at all. Worth repeating.

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on Image Consultants

Why does the Industrial Food Image Bureau need image consultants? Because even Big Ag needs some time in the beauty parlor. From time to time.

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on Chipotle’s Scarecrow

Buck weighs in on the authenticity of today’s animated scarecrow. Worth repeating.

Memebuilder: Buck Marshall on GMO Labeling

Have you seen the Industrial Food Image Bureau messages with Buck Marshall? Worth repeating.

OSGATA Lawsuit Update – 09-06-2013

Here is an update on the OSGATA suit. Have a great day!

Watering Up the Organic Standards

We believe that Certified Organic is a good thing. It’s proof that the product has been grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMOs and fertilizers. And it is a certification that lets the buyer know that the farmer who produced the product made improvements to the soil rather than just applying enough N-P-K to be [...]


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2013, Public Patent Foundation

A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto’s transgenic seed patents “because Monsanto

has made binding [...]

Kathleen A Merrigan Upon Her Departure From USDA

Kathleen A Merrigan had some interesting words to share upon her departure from the USDA earlier this year. Here is an excerpt:

“I could list out many challenges and opportunities facing organic agriculture, but as I head out the door, I want you to know the one issue that weighs heavily on my [...]