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CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

The Organic Consumers Association is calling for a boycott of  natural/organic brands whose parent companies donated heavily to defeat California’s Proposition 37 that would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients.  We agree.   The culprits include Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and LaraBar (owned by General Mills), Odwalla and Honest Tea (owned by Coca Cola), […]

Green Cleaning Deal: Ecover Acquires Method

San Francisco based Method was purchased by Belgium based EU leading green cleaning products manufacturer Ecover on Tuesday.  The combined company will be the largest green cleaning company in the world. Method  transformed the Plain Jane green cleaning category with its trendy packaging and product colors, appealing to everyone from Martha Stewart fans,  climate change deniers […]

A Brief History of Corporate Science; You Know Agent Orange and DDT Are Safe, Nicotine and Cancer are unrelated

Brilliant video in support of California’s Proposition 37 (which calls for the labeling of GMO products) the  reminding us how science is about as pliable as Silly Putty especially when profits are involved.  And in case you don’t already know organic food does not contain GMO ingredients.

New York Times Marc Bittman on Investor Interest in Organic Farms

Interesting New York Times blog post from Mark Bittman on hard nosed investor interest on organic farming.

Whole Foods Walter Robb in BusinessWeek

Interesting interview or puff piece to pump up investor relations. You decide and let us know.  Of course maybe the two are one and the same.

White Wave Division of Dean Foods to File IPO

Dean Foods the world’s largest dairy and owners of Horizon Organic Dairy and Silk, makers of Silk soy milk, creamers and yogurt.  No doubt the IPO success of the tiny Annie’s Homegrown brand must have left the Dean Foods folks stewing in their organic creamer.   More details at Business Week on the IPO for White […]