Not exactly "news," but I found this interesting. From Organic, Inc., Natural Foods and How They Grew
, by Samuel Fromartz:
"[T]otal U.S. sales of organic food in 2003 amounted to only a third of the $29 billion that conventional food firms shelled out for advertising that year."
Monsanto and milk
Apparently Fox News chose not to run a story about the use of Monsanto's rBST in milk and the dangers of rBST. This is an instance of I'm-not-sure-what-to-believe.
2007 Farm Bill
The 2007 Farm Bill is in the making. Organic farms and farmers are not faring well in the current draft. This blog post
summarizes it pretty well. This chart and review
gives you more nitty gritty information to work with. If you'd like to support better funding for organic farming, you can sign this petition
. The deadline is July 15.
Spread the word!