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May 2, 2014

 

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What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

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Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 14, 2014

 

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Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

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Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

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New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

February 7, 2014

Community Building 

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Shop Like A Chef With Clara Moore

Chef and cookbook author Clara Moore recently moved from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest. How did she get to know her new town? She went shopping for food!

January 21, 2014

Local Change 

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Colleges Accept Challenge To Offer Real Food In Cafeterias

Indiana University is one of 20 American colleges that pledged to buy at least 20 percent real food annually by 2020.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

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Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

December 18, 2013

New Beginning? 

Sanlu Headquarters

Chinese Brand Involved In Melamine Scandal Goes Organic

Under new ownership, Sanlu is attempting to rebrand with organic grains. The question is will Chinese consumers buy in?

December 12, 2013

Got Milk? 

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Organic Milk Higher In ‘Heart Healthy’ Fatty Acids

A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.

December 6, 2013

If You Grow It... 

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Indiana Organic Farm Acreage Increased, Behind Other States

Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.

November 18, 2013

Hidden Grains 

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Filling A Gap In The Organic Pipeline

Sales of organic food over the last five years have grown 35 percent, but there’s a problem in the supply chain – not enough organic grain.

October 31, 2013

Label Says 

Vegetables labeled and displayed at a Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods To Launch Sustainability Index For Produce

Whole Foods Market has announced it will begin rating the sustainability of its produce and flowers in September next year.

September 17, 2013

Fun With Farmers 

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Dragonfly Farm: Come For The Tomatoes, Stay For The Weekend

Like many farmers looking for additional sources of income, Terry Cox and Karen Scales of Dragonfly Farm are adding agritourism to their business plan.

August 28, 2013

The Invisible Hand 

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Competition Could Lower Cost Of Organic Produce

As the popularity of organic eating continues to rise, the cost of organic food is falling.

June 17, 2013

Workaholic 

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Seed To Plate With Chef/Farmer Daniel Marquis

Daniel Marquis is the executive chef at Quay and an organic farmer. Being involved in all levels of production gives him an intimate connection to the food.

May 7, 2013

Bee Report 

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Could Affect Bee Health

No one factor is to blame for mass bee deaths, but industrial diets may be making bees more susceptible to harmful pesticide exposure.

May 6, 2013

Let's Talk Farm Bill 

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Dan Imhoff On Farm Bill: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

Dan Imhoff is the author of "Food Fight: Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill." But it's growing food, raising animals that really get him excited.

May 1, 2013

Ban For Bees 

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Pesticides Connected To Bee Deaths Banned In Europe

Bees have been dying worldwide, causing concern for global food supply. This week, the EU has taken a step to protect the bees from pesticides.

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

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