Mark Kastel

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Name: Mark Kastel
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate takeover of all natural food

Walk through your local grocery store these days and you'll see the words "all natural" emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what's really at stake - the natural ... [Published Sott.net - Jul 31 2014]
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 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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...milk, but today no longer carries the organic label after being purchased by White Wave, a spinoff of Dean Foods which also owns the Horizon brand. "they introduced the first non-organic product within the horizon label" said Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute
...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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