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Italy's Emilia Romagna
by David Thompson

Recent cooperative development in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna can be broken down into three time periods. First, the postwar era (1945-1965) of rebuilding cooperative structures...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Farmer Co-ops vs. Plantations
by Rodney North

In keeping with consumer cooperatives' long tradition of supporting sustainable agriculture, family farms, and greater economic justice, U.S. co-op stores have played a central role in the growth...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Minnesota Fair Trade Wild Rice
by Barth Anderson

Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis launched its new Fair Trade program in May 2003, making it one of the first domestic fair trade buying programs in the country. In an era when family and independent...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Report from Cancun
by Mark Ritchie

Every two years the Ministers of Trade from all member governments in the World Trade Organization (WTO) meet for a week to negotiate changes in the rules of trade. The fifth Ministerial was held...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
First Alternative, Second Store
by StaffCG -- First Alternative
02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Year One of the National Organic Program, and Thoughts on Conservation
by Yancey Stanforth-Migliore

October 2003 marks the first anniversary of full implementation of the National Organic Program (NOP). At the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, the Organic Committee has been hard at...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Remember the Farmers
by Cissy Bowman

The next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held October 22-24, 2003 in Washington, D.C. (around the time this article is published). This time the agenda for the meeting has...

01 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
The Editor Notes
by Dave Gutknecht

Sid Pobihushchy offered thoughtful perspectives on co-op education and values at the June 2003 food co-op conference (see the July-August CG), and his remarks have now been posted at the CGIN (...

01 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003