Mark Kastel

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Name: Mark Kastel
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Can Wal-Mart really make organic food cheap for everyone?

It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is promising to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 ... [Published Fresh Plaza - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products.It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the ... [Published KCLU - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Will Wal-Mart gobble up organic food supply?

Big box retailers are attempting to bring organic foods to the masses, but there might not be enough to go around.Walmart — the country’s largest grocer — announced Thursday that over the next few months about half of its more than 4,000 U.S. stores will ... [Published Politico - Apr 11 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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...who co-founded the Cornucopia Institute, suggested that Wal-Mart's cost-cutting drive could undermine the ethical values of organic farming. "one of the reasons people are willing to pay more is that they think they're supporting a different ethic, a different animal husbandry model, and that family farmers are being fairly compensated" Kastel says
...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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