Top 5 - Organic News to Help You Grow
Can We Ditch Intensive Farming - and Still Feed The World?
Why do we need to grow more food? Food production around the world must rise by half in the next 30 years to sustain a global population expected to top 10 billion by 2050.
Apeel and Nature's Pride Team Up to Take the Food Waste Fight to Europe
Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Genius Companies, and Nature’s Pride, a European company dealing in avocados and mangoes with a focus on sustainability, have officially joined forces.
Organic Research Expands in Iowa
Rodale Institute, pioneer of the organic movement in America and site of North America’s longest-running trial comparing organic and conventional growing methods, will open the Midwest Organic Center at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm (part of the Indian Creek Nature Center) in Marion, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year.
Whole Foods' First Year Under Amazon Didn't Live Up To Expectations
Amazon's path to world domination hasn't moved as quickly through the territory of grocery stores as once expected.
Lawmakers Get Updated on Organic Industry Needs
More than 20 farmer-members from the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council are in Washington to familiarize members of Congress with the issues facing the organic industry.
Sage Fruit, a Yakima WA-based grower and shipper of Northwest tree fruit, continues to grow and innovate, and its prominence in the organic category started with a savvy decision made 20 years ago.Read More
Karen Ross was recently reappointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture by Governor Gavin Newsom. Secretary Ross has shown unmatched leadership in California’s agricultural issues, including environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation, and trade.Read More
Over the past half-dozen years, production of organic artichokes has shifted a bit with the development of new varieties so that winter volume has increased. Leading the charge on that front has been Ocean Mist Farms, which developed a variety especially well-suited for production in the Coachella Valley.Read More
Today’s organic shoppers are more mainstream and diverse than most contemporary stereotypes of pro-organic shoppers, according to a recent survey conducted by organic produce leader Earthbound Farm.Read More