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Organic Agriculture, World Hunger, and Global Warming
by Elizabeth Henderson

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27 Dec 2008 #138 September - October - 2008
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Mark Ritchie

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Cissy Bowman

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Organic Bedding Plants Bonanza
by Paul Skirvin 

With grocery chain competitors and a nearby mass merchandiser carrying bedding plants, I felt that our co-op, Bloomingfoods, should do so too -- only do it a different way...

09 Jan 2004 #056 January - February - 1995
Organic Community Celebrates Too Soon
by Mark Kastel

The accolades in the press after USDA Secretary Ann Veneman withdrew a series of highly controversial guidance documents proved to be short-lived. The documents, prepared by the National Organic...

26 Oct 2004 #114 September - October - 2004
Organic Cotton: Growing Need and Supply
by Mark Mulcahy

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08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Organic Food is About Public Health
by Dave Gutknecht

Reducing the significance of organic food to its “healthiness” is a bit like reducing politics to a matter of “truthiness.” The recent Stanford University study (September...

07 Sep 2012 • Endcap Articles
Organic Mushrooms? Shiitake Happens!
by Cissy Bowman

Are there organic mushrooms? A cursory glance at CFR 205, the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), and other historical organic documents offers only one mention of the word “mushrooms”—dictating...

20 Jan 2009 #124 May - June - 2006
Organic Rule Still Needs Comments
by Cissy Bowman

At last, the USDA Final Organic Rule -- or is it?

On December 20, 2000 USDA published CFR Part 205: the "Final Rule with request for comments."...

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Organic Ruling Updated, Hot Issues Remain
by Cissy Bowman

The world continues to watch developments in the Arthur Harvey lawsuit, while the organic community, plaintiff Arthur Harvey, and the USDA work to find common ground on solutions. Harvey visited...

21 Jan 2009 #119 July - August - 2005
Organic Standards Undermined During Government Standoff

A key National Organic Standards Board meeting and discussions scheduled for October 17 have been cancelled.  Meanwhile, the USDA-controlled National Organic Program is making another attempt...

15 Oct 2013 • Endcap Articles
Organic Valley Headquarters Closed by Fire

Updates at bottom:  On May 14, a fire badly damaged the headquarters of Organic Valley in La Farge, Wisconsin.  No one was injured, according to LaCrosse news station WXOW.com: http://...

15 May 2013 • Endcap Articles
Organics and E. Coli
by Cissy Bowman

The big news this fall is spinach, salad mixes and E. coli. Retailers of organic products will need to be able to address this issue. In order to do so, staff must know about the sources of the...

20 Jan 2009 #127 November - December - 2006
Organics: New Board Members, New Questions
by Cissy Bowman

People are still reacting to the “directives” from the National Organic Program (including columns in CG for July-August and September-October). However, there needs to be attention paid and...

11 Feb 2005 #115 November - December - 2004
Organics: Report from the Lone Star State
by Cissy Bowman

Organics: Report from the Lone Star State

07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Orienting New Co-op Workers
by Carolee Colter

Orientation:a familiarization with and adaptation to a situation or environment."

Recently hired people need training both in skills and tasks required for their newjobs, and in the...

09 Jan 2004 #033 March - April - 1991
Outpost Co-op Opens Third Milwaukee-Area Store
by Margaret Bert

Kinnickinnic Avenue runs a diagonal path through the Bay View neighborhood of south side Milwaukee, Wis. It is an urban trek through an older, established, working-class community that is fast...

20 Jan 2009 #122 January - February - 2006
Outside the Footprint
by Therese Martin

Along with the successful growth of our food co-ops, in what direction can we expand beyond groceries? Looking for a sustainable avenue to grow our businesses while maintaining our existing values...

13 Nov 2006 #126 September - October - 2006
Own, Use, Serve, and Belong
by Mark Goehring

The Participation framework—Own, Use, Serve, and Belong—has been the focus of presentations and conversations by hundreds of cooperators at the regional Co-op Cafe series...

19 Nov 2014 174 September-October 2014
Own, Use, Serve, and Belong
by Leslie Watson

The Participation framework—Own, Use, Serve, and Belong—has been the focus of presentations and conversations by hundreds of cooperators at the regional Co-op Cafe series...

19 Nov 2014 174 September-October 2014
Owner Bond Drives Support Growth at Willy Street
by David Waisman

Back in April 2010, Willy Street Co-op (Madison, Wis.) launched an owner bond drive to raise money to support the opening of a second retail store, Willy West.

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Owner Bond Drives Support Growth at Willy Street
by Lynn Olson

Back in April 2010, Willy Street Co-op (Madison, Wis.) launched an owner bond drive to raise money to support the opening of a second retail store, Willy West.

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Ownership Matters!
by Margaret Lund

On September 28, members of Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse voted approval, by 62 percent of the members and 73 percent of the votes, of a proposal from the board of directors to sell the...

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
Owning is the New Sharing

The so-called sharing economy, a model of business innovation based on open-source software and broad participation of a cooperative nature, is thoughtfully examined by Nathan Schneiderman at the...

02 Dec 2014 • Endcap Articles
Panzanella: Fresh Ideas at Weaver Street Market
by Ruffin Slater

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001