Mark Kastel

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Name: Mark Kastel
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

WHITEWAVE FOODS : to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk products in response to customer feedback

NEW YORK, N.Y. - WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback.Carrageenan, a seaweed extract that is used as a thickener and emulsifier, will be phased out from Horizon and Silk ... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Health groups: OSHA rules needed for farmworkers — Four indicted at Rancho — Industry reps on bottom of organic scorecard

With help from Helena Bottemiller EvichHEALTH GROUPS: OSHA RULES NEEDED FOR FARMWORKERS: Farmers would have to post information for their workers on the pesticides being used if public health advocates had their way. Workers who experience potentially ... [Published Politico - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Reins In Misleading Organic Labels, Signs Agreement With South Korea

08/15/2014SustainableBusiness.com NewsMany people have difficulty distinguishing between "organic," "natural," and "GMO-free" products, but that's especially true if a product has the word Organic on the front of the package.Newman's Own Organic - which ... [Published Sustainable Business - Aug 16 2014]
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]

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...products qualify for the made with organic label, it means they have a minimum of 70% organic content," says Mark Kastel co-director of Cornucopia. "newman's own organics ginger cookies didn't even contain organic ginger when we did our initial investigation in 2010. that's what i call misleading!"
..."You have to take that information and say well, Kellogg's is grossly profiteering at the expense of consumer goodwill," says Kastel. "but nature's path is a pretty big company and they've never lost track of the story behind their label."
...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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Health groups: OSHA rules needed for farmworker... [Published Politico - Aug 19 2014]
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Corporate takeover of all natural food [Published Sott.net - Jul 31 2014]
Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy : ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 28 2014]
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Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy : ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 28 2014]
"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, ...
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