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New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

Article: New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

ALBANY, New York, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that state-owned forests have regained their status as “green certified” by internationally recognized standards, meaning they are managed with the highest sustainability requirements. The designation applies to all state-owned forestlands outside the Adirondack and Catskill…

Policing Organic Food Standards

Article: Policing Organic Food Standards

In a recent press release, the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is starting a pilot program that will insure that retail food companies do not fraudulently sell organic food. NCGA is partnering with Hanover Co-op Food Stores, PCC Natural Markets and Unified Grocers. Together these companies will make surprise inspections of food production facilities as…