November 16th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Not losing any steam for social and agriculture issues in the wake of the failure of California’s Proposition 37, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the family-owned, leading natural brand of soap in North America, has launched a new campaign called “Help Dr. Bronner’s Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana.”
Read More:Dr. Bronner’s Soap Fighting Malaria with Fair Trade Palm Oil
November 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Mogul millionaire Oprah Winfrey may soon be coming to dinner…or at least, to your dinner plate…and maybe your shower, too. The New York Post is reporting that Ms. Winfrey’s namesake recently filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organizations for trademarks on the name “Oprah’s Organics.”
Read More:Would You Buy Organic Food from Oprah?
October 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With the 2012 election less than two weeks away, many California voters are focusing their attention on Proposition 37, which if passes, will require mandatory labeling on foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms.
Read More:Organic Brands Say California’s GMO Labeling Law Won’t Affect Food Prices
October 27th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With the amount of real estate Whole Foods Market has amassed from its giant natural and organic supermarkets located across the country, you’d think at least one location would turn its rooftop into an organic garden and supply the store below with the freshest, local organic produce.While that hasn’t happened…yet, the chain has announced that it has given a loan to support an urban organic farm project in Illinois.
Read More:Whole Foods Invests in Nation’s First Certified Organic Indoor Aquaponic Farm
October 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In a report released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization cites benefits for children who eat organic food and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables—organic or not.
Read More:Kids Benefit from Eating Organic Food, Cites New Report
September 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
NaturalNews and NaturalSociety have made some startling accusations about the credibility of a recent study conducted by Stanford University suggesting no significant health benefits support eating organic foods instead of foods raised or grown conventionally.
Read More:Stanford Study Scientist Accused of False Research On Organic Food
September 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Among the notable reasons for supporting organic food—fewer pesticides and chemical fertilizers, more sustainable management of resources, decreased risk of antibiotic resistant pathogens—there has also been a frequent discussion on the superior nutritional content of foods grown and raised organically. Pro-organic advocates have long pointed to an increased bioavailability of important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in organic foods, but sparking a controversial discussion is new research coming out of Stanford University suggesting that may not actually be the case.
Read More:Why Do You Choose Organic Food? Health ‘Benefits’ Prove Contentious
August 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Jigmi Thinley prime minister of Bhutan, the small Himalayan country situated between China and India, has announced that the nation is planning to convert all its agricultural land to organic farms, reports Rodale.
Read More:Leave Your Chemicals at the Border: Bhutan Going 100 Percent Organic
July 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The two largest providers of organic milk in the U.S., Organic Valley and Horizon Organics, are in the midst of a lawsuit over what Horizon alleges was a breach of contract and the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, according to Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute.
Read More:Nation’s Two Largest Organic Dairy Suppliers Face-Off in Court Over Ethics
February 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
An historic partnership connecting organic producers in the European Union and the United States will become effective June 1, 2012, according to an agreement reached between the world’s two largest organic producers earlier this week at the BioFach World Organic Fair—the world’s largest organic trade show and conference.
Read More:EU and U.S. Create Historic Trade Partnership for $50 Billion Organic Industry