Monday, June 28, 2010

How Sustainable is Big Organic?

"Organic has gotten big. Really big. So much so that most of the organic food available in the supermarket is now owned by companies you might not expect to represent organic, like Cargill, Heinz/Hain, Kraft, Kellog, Dean, and General Mills. All those familiar organic food brand names: Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Odwalla, Kashi, Dagoba chocolate, and so on, are owned by some of the largest food processors in the country, whose other product lines don't exactly jive with organic principles. The question is, is big organic good, or not so good? And what does it mean for small organic food producers?"

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