USDA Reports Record Growth in Organics

by Broad Street | Published 04/27/2016 | Government Regulation, Opinion, Organics

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reported that organic food producers and the organics sector have seen record growth. Government stats show 21,781 certified organic operations in the US and 31,160 around the world. Data released by the Department’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and its National Organic Program (NOP) have the number of […]

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Astonishing News: Chobani CEO Does Right Thing by Workers

by Broad Street | Published 04/27/2016 | Opinion

Most CEOs assume their workers aren’t the ones who make the company succeed. Especially in the restaurant industry, where companies like Chipotle have made their execs wealthy beyond what most can imagine, yet those same executives insist paying workers a higher minimum wage will drive them out of business. The fast casual chain’s co-CEOS Steve Ells […]

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Denver Post Slams Anti-GMO Hysteria

by Broad Street | Published 04/05/2016 | GMOs, Health, Opinion, Technology

In an editorial entitled “Science sacked in Boulder GMO plan,” the prestigeous Denver Post editorialized that anti-GMO activists, organic companies and hysteria won out in new regulations preventing farmers who lease public lands from growing genetically-modified crops on them. Farmers have been growing GMO corn on public land in Colorado for nearly 15 years, and […]

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Candy Companies SWEAR Not to Advertise to Kids

by Broad Street | Published 03/24/2016 | Opinion, Snacks

The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative is a self-regulation program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus that purports to limit advertising of processed foods & sugary drinks to kids under 12. It’s toothless and has not prevented sweet cereals, junk food and other products high in calories, salt, fat and additives from […]

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