Dave Carter

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Dave Carter is a pioneer in connecting organic and sustainable farmers with shoppers seeking healthy, wholesome food. He began his career in rural America as a journalist in small-town newspapers, but soon began working with family farmers and ranchers who were fighting to weather the economic turbulence in rural America in the 1980’s. He developed a passion for working with farmers who were pioneering the development of natural meat and organic food production. Appointed to the USDA National Organic Standards Board by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, Dave served as chair of that panel during the implementation of the national organic regulations. Over the past decade, he has helped lead the growth of the U.S. bison industry, has coordinated efforts to establish USDA organic regulations for pet food, and has been involved in several farmer-controlled marketing initiatives. He also has a small herd of bison that he maintains on a ranch east of Denver.

Latest Posts by Dave Carter

Even Bambi Benefits from Organic

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As I was headed though some Michigan farmland at about dusk, I spotted a couple of deer grazing at the edge of a field of emerging corn. Previously, I blogged about the family whose decision to go organic was driven
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Wild Oats Affordable Organics – Non GMO to the Core

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While helping out on the customer service team for Wild Oats, I found the inquiries and feedback from customers incredibly educational. I continue to be surprised, though, on the steady flow of calls asking if Wild Oats Certified Organic Products
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Honeybees Are Sending Us A Message

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There’s nothing sweeter that fresh honey, right out of the honeycomb. I still have an occasional peanut butter and honey sandwich; partly because they are tasty, and partly because my Mom used to pack them in my grade school lunch.
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Real Comfort Food

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Nothing seems to warm our bones, and our souls, as much as a steaming bowl of chicken soup during the cold Holiday nights. It’s also warming to remember that every bowl of Wild Oats organic soup comes from poultry that
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Giving Back with Wild Oats

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Giving back is one of the major themes of the Holiday Season. The Wild Oats organic food you’ve chosen for your family has given something back to someone very important: Mother Earth. Take that bag of frozen strawberries, for example.
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