It appears that fruit can be sprayed with Tetracycline and still be considered organic and the general public doesn’t have to be notified. What if someone is allergic to Tetracycline? They can’t ask their grocer, “Do you know if these apples or pears come from a fire blighted area and were sprayed with Tetracycline?”


Terra Essentially: Cottage Foods for Small Farms

by Amy Porter May 5, 2011 Current Events posted on May 1 about the new legislation pending in Denver for cottage foods produced by small farms. These are small farms not commercial ones. These are the farms before December 2010 who could sell their extra eggs, jams and other products to their loyal customers as farm families had for generations. That all […]

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Passage of the Food Safety Reform Bill – Finally!

by Amy Porter January 2, 2011 Current Events

We will have to wait and see how this bill will actually affect the small farms as well as the organic farms. There were many last minute negotiations to ensure that this bill would pass before the end of the year. Hopefully, all the language that the OTA says is included will protect our food […]

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Organic Dairy Products Produced Free from Synthetic Growth Hormones

by Amy Porter October 1, 2010 Farming

By Organic Trade Association Consumers Win Right to Know The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates key portions of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture rule and protects consumers’ and producers’ rights to truthful information on organic product labels. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today (September 30, 2010) ruled in favor of […]

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FDA Improves Egg Safety

by debbie October 1, 2009 Farming

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a regulation to help make eggs safer to eat. The regulation will reduce the number of illnesses caused by eggs contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella enteritidis (SE). The regulation, released to the public on July 7, 2009, requires the egg industry to take specific preventive measures to […]

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