14 October 2009, Cologne, Germany: Seized imitations of Parmigiano- Reggiano

Following a request from the “Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano”, the Court of Cologne ordered the seizure of cheese products from Argentina commercialized under the labels “Parmesano” and “Reggianito”. Those products were exposed at one of the world’s most important Food & Beverages Fair – “Anuga” in Cologne (Germany). The German Court recognized that the use of…

KCFA Resolution Endorsing OriGIn’s “Teruel Declaration”

August 19, 2009 KCFA RESOLUTION ENDORSING OriGIn’s “TERUEL DECLARATION” WHEREAS, the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s mission is to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name within the State of Hawaii, within the United States…

Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated.…

Teruel Declaration

“Teruel Declaration” (Teruel, 26 June 2009) The members of OriGIn – the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – meeting in Teruel for its fourth General Assembly, agree, on behalf of millions of producers from all over the world, to adopt the following Declaration: By providing jobs for millions of individuals around the world,…

Legislative Update

We’ve had the Political support of Hawaii County and State in the following: Hawaii County Council Resolution No. 18-06 Hawaii County Resolution No. 417-07 Hawaii State Democratic Party-2008 KCFA’s Legislative Objectives are set forth in our four formal Position Statements: “Green Coffee Imports”, “10 Percent Blend Law”, “Truth-in-Labeling”, and “GMO Coffee Position”. Green Coffee Imports-Position…