Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka, but dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch tea sold at a premium.
Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium.
The island nation is one of the world's biggest exporters of tea. We visit one organic tea farm that shares revenues with its workers.
While some in California are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.
Farmers are shy; chefs are ferocious. But they need each other to put local food on restaurant tables.
New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
Some organic farmers worry that cheaper produce harvested year-round from hydroponic farms in warehouses will undercut organic prices.
National Organic Standards Board voted to go back to the drawing board with the goal to come up with specific definitions on what can and can’t be certified.
The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."
Mornings are too hectic to spend 45 minutes behind a stove cooking steel cut oats. Daniel Orr's advice is to prep your first meal the night before.
On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?
Certified organic farms in the U.S. sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014. California remains an organic powerhouse, nabbing the top spot in sales.
A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.
Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.
Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.
Make butter and paneer with Robyn Morton. Mozzarella is a bit trickier. Mike Record works to get his small farm certified organic. Benedictine nuns raise cows.
Chefs learn about everything from keeping bees to butchering chickens to maintaining healthy soil at Chef Camp.
Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.