Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

The Importance of Certified Organic Cotton

 

English: Cotton harvesting in Texas, USA; unlo...
English: Cotton harvesting in Texas, USA; unloading freshly harvested cotton to a module builder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Did you know that every conventional cotton product we use has an effect on what we eat and that the by-products of conventional cotton production used in our clothing, personal care, bedding, furniture etc. goes back into our food supply? Here are a few facts you need to know about cotton:  Continue reading “The Importance of Certified Organic Cotton”

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Connecticut passes mandatory GMO Labeling Bill!

Breaking News in CTThe Connecticut bill HB 6527, the first ever State GMO labeling bill, was ratified by the House and Senate after much mediation and grass roots communication.  After several days of intense negotiation between the Senate, the House, and the Governor’s office, several compromises were reached.

An amendment exempting farmers growing less than 1.5 million dollars, which would have rendered the bill meaningless, was not included. However, the following language was inserted to ensure the law will only go into effect when: “Four states, not including this state, enact a mandatory labeling law for genetically-engineered foods that is consistent with the provisions of this subsection, provided one such state borders Connecticut; and (2) the aggregate population of such states located in the northeast region of the United States that have enacted a mandatory labeling law for genetically-engineered foods that is consistent with this subsection exceed twenty million based on 2010 census figures.” 

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