Attending the MOSES Conference (Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service) last week in Wisconsin was a great opportunity for Haruko and me as MFC educators to tap into the knowledge and expertise of hundreds of organic growers, producers, and food manufacturers in the area. It was a lot of fun and the food was awesome!
Here is a poster from Organic Industry Structure, a watchdog group with a booth at the conference, that I found interesting and thought you might too. Needless to say, organic food is becoming a larger share of the consumer market every year and the big agri-businesses are paying attention. Big corporations are buying up our favorite name brands and products at a pretty fast pace. This is one reason it is important to continue to read labels and watch to make sure these companies continue to uphold the quality that made these products successful. We want to be sure we know we’re eating and feeding our kids safe, high-quality food even though we think we know the brand and may trust the name. One of the things I especially appreciate about shopping in the food co-ops is their attention to these details in carrying quality products with best practices in mind.
–Ginger, MFC Educator