Mark Kastel

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Name: Mark Kastel
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

How Walmart Threatens Organic Food

Source: In These TimesThe store’s Wild Oats brand won’t sow sustainability.When Walmart announced in April that it was introducing the Wild Oats brand of organic food products in 2,000 stores, some food-justice advocates grew excited. In U.S. News & World ... [Published Toward Freedom - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Robo-Calls Bother Organic Farmers During Spring Planting:

- Jun. 19, 2014 - LA CROSSE, Wis. -- CORNUCOPIA, WI: The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has launched the next phase of its push for an organic check-off program. The industry lobby group, funded by the likes of General Mills, WhiteWave, Organic Valley ... [Published Prlog - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Feb 28 2014 - Updated Mar 01 2014 - 1 reports

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy : The Salt : NPR

"Never mind the quality, feel the price." Dan Charles with another home run at The Salt: It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 28 2014]

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"I wish I was making this up," said Cornucopia’s Kastel. "the brochure states that the campaign, in the early ’90s, received a ‘91% awareness rating’ and resulted in increased advertising expenditures of $37.9 million, but they fail to mention the precipitous drop in fluid milk consumption in the u s subsequent to the launch of the campaign."
...The non-GMO label has become a cheaper alternative to organic. "more and more, there's concern [among organic food companies] that they created a monster" says Mark Kastel, a pro-organic activist who's co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute...

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