[Market-farming] Fwd: new brochure on eco-labels for farmers

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Mon Nov 23 22:02:02 EST 2009

Hi All.

Thought this might be of interest.


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From: Phil Howard <howardp at msu.edu>
To: Community Food <comfood at elist.tufts.edu>
Sent: Tue, Nov 3, 2009 1:18 pm
Subject: [COMFOOD:] new brochure on eco-labels for farmers

Lia Spaniolo, a graduate student at Michigan State University, has
recently put together a brochure, "Eco-Label Programs for Michigan
Farmers,"  to assist farmers in determining which, if any, are
appropriate and beneficial for their operations. It describes some
more established labels, as well as some that are in development. It
also has a checklist that summarizes the broad criteria embodied in
each label.

Most of the 13 eco-labels summarized in this brochure are also
available to farmers in other US states. These include: American
Grassfed, American Humane Certified, Animal Welfare Approved,
Certified Humane Raised & Handled, Certified Naturally Grown, Demeter
Biodynamic, Domestic Fair Trade, Family Farmed, Food Alliance,
Predator Friendly, Protected Harvest, Select Michigan, USDA Organic.

Here is a link to the brochure in pdf format:



Philip H. Howard, Assistant Professor
Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS)
316 Natural Resources
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
phone: 517-355-8431

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