NCG and Climate Collaborative to Recognize Exemplary Leadership on Climate Change

At the first-ever Climate Day event held at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, on March 8, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) joined with the newly formed Climate Collaborative to announce a cutting-edge awards program for natural products companies that are demonstrating exemplary leadership on climate change. NCG has made [...]

National Organic Coalition Hill Day Advocates for Farmers and Consumers

In June, representatives from National Co+op Grocers visited Capitol Hill as part of the National Organic Coalition’s (NOC) annual “Hill Day.”  NCG is a cofounder and active member of NOC, which is a coalition of fourteen member organizations that advocate for federal programs to support organic agriculture and strong organic [...]

Update: GMO Labeling Advocates Bring Opposing Side to Negotiating Table

Last year was a pivotal time for the GMO labeling movement. Federal agencies approved several new genetically modified foods, including AquAdvantage salmon—the first GMO animal approved for sale and consumption. Meanwhile, Congress debated the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFLA), which was dubbed the Denying Americans the Right-to-Know, or [...]

Boycotts and Democracy – The Eden Foods Product Boycott as an Opportunity to Renew Co-op Participation and Democracy

By Todd Wallace In the summer of 2014, a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby led the CEO of Eden Foods, a prominent organic foods producer, to revive an earlier 2013 court case arguing that the company be exempted from paying for its employees to [...]

GMO Labeling: Consumer Right to Know at Risk

  Last month the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would lawfully limit consumers' right to know regarding the labeling of genetically modified ingredients (GMO).  The U.S. House passed the bill with 275 lawmakers voting in favor and 150 opposed.  Mike Pompeo, a Republican representative from Kansas, [...]

NCG Consumer Advocacy and GMO Labeling

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) advocates for mandatory, federally enforced labeling of foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as a consumer right-to-know issue. Supporting federal legislation that would require GMO foods to be labeled has been one of NCG’s active priorities. For the past several years, NCGhas partnered with the [...]

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NCGA Advocacy Fosters Organic Agriculture

Organic products continue to grow in double-digit sales at supermarkets around the country, reaching $35.1 billion in 2013. This is great news for people who actively support the positive impacts of organic agriculture regarding ecologically healthy habitats and sustainability. Yet what isn’t widely understood about organic agriculture is that organic [...]

By |November 4th, 2014|Categories: Connections|Tags: , |

NCGA Advocating for Co-ops on Capitol Hill

Students prepare native tree seedlings which will be planted by fair trade farmers as part of the Co+op Forest carbon offset program. More and more consumers in the last decade have demanded greater transparency in knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced. At food [...]

By |August 2nd, 2014|Categories: Connections, EXPORT|Tags: |

Get Up, Stand Up! The 2007 farm bill will shape our food future

By Mark Mulcahy 128 January - February - 2007 In October I had the opportunity to attend Terra Madre, the Slow Food conference in Turin, Italy. Slow Food is a nonprofit, member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 as way to counteract the fast food and fast life phenomenon sweeping [...]