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Greenwashed 'Organic' & 'Natural' Food Labels

Photo Courtesy Of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Mark Kastel , co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, has a long history as a marketing and political consultant, and as a lobbyist (working for family farmers). While he didn’t grow up on a farm, he ended up taking a summer job during his youth with the International Harvester Company. That was his first farm experience. Later, he was recruited by JI Case, another large agricultural equipment manufacturer. “I worked in corporate agribusiness,” he explains . “Then I had a health crisis in the late 70s; I was acutely exposed to pesticides and it injured my immune system… I was lucky enough to see the preeminent environmental allergist… Theron Randolph… who recommended that, among other things, I go on an all organic diet; that there weren’t many things we could do to relieve the strain on my immune system while I was healing, but co...

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