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Issue 133 Organic Consumers Association

Issue 133 Organic Consumers Association

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Fake “Organic” BodycareCompanies Go to Court
Te amily owned r. ronner’s agicoaps led a lawsuit in aliornia uperiorourt today against numerous personalcare brands to orce them to stop makingmisleading organic labeling claims.r. ronner’s and the rganic onsumersssociation (OCA) had previously warnedofending brands that they aced litigationunless they committed to either drop theirorganic claims or reormulate away rommain ingredients made rom conventionalagricultural and/or petrochemical mate-rial without any certied organic material.OCA members are expected to be witnessesand provide evidence o raud and decep-tion in support o r. ronner’s complaint.
www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/ 
How Your Diet Affects Global Climate Change
ood accounts or 13% o all reenhouse as
g
emissions.Red meat and dairy are responsible or nearly 
g
hal o all greenhouse gas emissions rom oodor an average US household.Replacing red meat and dairy with chicken,
g
sh, or eggs in your diet or one day per weekreduces emissions equal to 760 miles per yearo driving.witching to vegetables one day per week cuts
g
the equivalent o driving 1160 miles per year.
www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11662.cfm
Affordable Electric Cars Soon to Hit US Market
lthough several manuacturers now provide elec-tric cars or the price o a small home ($50k-$100k),Norwegian automaker Tink lobal announced itwill have an afordable electric car available or envi-ronmental-minded consumers in North mericawithin 18 months. Te battery-powered vehicle willbe priced below $25,000 and will be able to travel upto 110 miles on a single charge, with a top speed o about 65 mph.
www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11714.cfm
 Alert:
Last Chance to TakeAction on Farm Bill?
Te deadline on the 2007—now2008—arm ill has been a mov-ing target, but the conerencecommittee is currently set toconclude its work soon. e needas many e-mails as soon as pos-sible to urge ongress to pass aarm ill that increases undingor organic, transition to organic,and nutrition programs, ratherthan simply more subsidies orcorporate welare and biouels.
salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/ campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=24318
Celebrate World Fair Trade Day May 10
Join us in celebrating air rade on ay 10, 2008! airrade means a air price or armers and artisans, abetter uture or our planet, and a tastier, higher qual-ity product or you.n aturday, ay 10, rganic onsumers will joinwith people rom 70 countries worldwide to celebrateorld air rade ay and highlight the importanceand benets o air rade.e’re trying to set the world record or the orld’sLargest air rade ofee reak: t 3pm Eastern/Noon Pacic, air rade supporters around the worldwill take a break to enjoy a cup o air rade cofee.
www.organicconsumers.org/fairtrade.cfm
Web Video: A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
e’ve built our civilization to depend on it. e con-sume as much oil in a single day as it would take toll enough barrels to encircle the entire planet. It’s ourchilles heel, and geologists and economists agreethere’s a major problem on the horizon. ave we hitour peak, and what massive implications will thathave on our lives in both the short and long term?
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-703701197044020456 www.oilcrashmovie.com/ 
Written and edited by Craig Minowa & Ronnie Cummins
 ALERT 
Food and Consumer News Tidbits with an Edge… From the Organic Consumers Association · www.organicconsumers.org
ORGANIC BYTES
Please forward this publication to family and friends, websites, print it, & post it. Knowledge is power!
ISSUE 133APRIL 292008

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