|Why Is Whole Foods Market Inc. Undermining Organic Farmers?|
The Motley Fool - 6/24/2015. By Rich Duprey - Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM ) new produce rating system might have been launched with the best of intentions, but we know what's paved with such well-meaning works, and the grocery store chain is barreling down the highway full throttle.
|Whole Foods Faces FTC Mislabeling Investigation|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/24/2015. The Cornucopia Institute, a national farm policy research group that acts as an organic industry watchdog, announced today that it asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate allegations of consumer fraud and mislabeling related to Whole Foods’ ”Responsibly Grown” produce rating program. Based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin, the organization has documented a number of examples where the grocer has labeled products “Good,” “Better” or “Best” when the farms or distributors in question had not met the standards set forth in the company’s recently developed “Responsibly Grown” guidelines.
|Organic Can Feed the Planet|
IFOAM - 6/24/2015. The International Action Network “Organic can feed the planet” (Action Network) intends to position organic agriculture within the global debate on food security by providing evidence that the organic alternative is not just another way to produce commodities; it is an innovative food and agricultural system that can feed the planet while safeguarding its biodiversity and resources.
|A Road Map for Eradicating World Hunger|
The New York Times - 6/24/2015. By Beth Gardiner - A lot has changed in Ethiopia since hundreds of thousands of people died in the famine of the mid-1980s. Rates of undernourishment have plummeted in the past 25 years, child mortality is down by two-thirds and 90 percent of children go to primary school.