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Colorado is Underdog in GMO Labeling Election Battle

October 22, 2014 | By

Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Genetically Engineered Food, GMOs

With more than $25 million poured in to defeat statewide GMO labeling ballot initiatives in 2014, a small cabal of multi-national biotech, pesticide and junk food companies seeks to buy the elections in Colorado and Oregon.

2098-CO-yeson105-200x200Seeking to crush a groundswell movement in the U.S. to label genetically modified (GMO) foods, a small group of multi-billion-dollar pesticide, biotech and junk food companies have poured more … Read more »

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Green Jobs: Resources for Jobs and Careers in Natural, Organic and Sustainable Products

March 13, 2014 | By

Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Green Jobs, Natural, Organic & LOHAS Market Research & Trends, Organic and Sustainable Business, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business, Sustainability

Green job and career resources in the natural, organic and sustainable products industryA lot of folks ask us about resources for finding jobs and career opportunities in the $300 billion LOHAS market, i.e., the “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability” market for natural, organic, eco-friendly, and socially and environmentally responsible products and services.

There are a lot of great companies and NGOs in the LOHAS market, from organic food to renewable energy and from yoga to green building. … Read more »

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Horst Rechelbacher: Game Changer in Natural and Organic Cosmetics, 1941 – 2014

February 17, 2014 | By

At the Epicenter: Conversations in Natural, Commentary, Food and Agriculture, Organic and Sustainable Business, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business, Sustainability, Video

Horst Rechelbacher Head ShotThis post is dedicated to Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and a game changer in the cosmetics world advocating for beauty products that are healthier for people and the planet. Horst also founded Intelligent Nutrients, a line of impeccable body care products so organic and clean you could eat them. Horst passed away peacefully at his home in Osceola, WI, on Feb. 15, 2014, … Read more »

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The Natural World According to Bill Weiland

February 6, 2014 | By

At the Epicenter: Conversations in Natural, Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Genetically Engineered Food, GMOs, Natural, Organic & LOHAS Market Research & Trends, Organic and Sustainable Business, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business

Bill Weiland headshotBoulder’s premier sustainable business entrepreneurship speaker series, At the Epicenter, on February 20 will host Bill Weiland, founder and CEO of Presence Marketing / Dynamic Presence, the nation’s leading independent natural and organic products brokerage. Named by Forbes as a “Top 25 Consumer Products Kingmaker,” Bill Weiland will talk trends driving the healthy lifestyles market. At the Epicenter is produced by Compass Read more »

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Historic Mainstream Cereal Brands Cheerios, Grape Nuts Make Non-GMO News

February 6, 2014 | By

Commentary, Food and Agriculture, Food and Health, Genetically Engineered Food, GMOs, Natural, Organic & LOHAS Market Research & Trends, Organic and Sustainable Business, Sustainability

Food giants General Mills and Post Foods both announced in the same month that their flagship Original Cheerios and Original Grape Nuts cereals will now say “Non-GMO” on the label, however, consumer watchdog groups fear that voluntary non-GMO claims may be meant to pre-empt any prospective state and federal mandatory GMO labeling efforts.

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After contributing millions of dollars in campaign funding in 2012 and 2013 … Read more »