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Audit Reveals Weaknesses in USDA Organic Program Oversight - Civil Eats

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Audit Reveals Weaknesses in USDA Organic Program Oversight
Civil Eats
Can we trust organic food that has been produced overseas? That question has gained urgency lately as demand for organic products has outpaced domestic production, leading to steady growth in such imports. The total value of imported organic foods ...

Eco Farming and Organic Food Retail Startup LavkaLavka Introduces BioCoin – a Blockchain Based Loyalty Platform - Bitcoinist

Sun, 2017-09-24 16:38

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Eco Farming and Organic Food Retail Startup LavkaLavka Introduces BioCoin – a Blockchain Based Loyalty Platform
Bitcoinist
As a combination of cryptocurrency and loyalty platform, BioCoin is designed to support local farmers and organic food retailers and allow them to return value to their communities through a system of rewards and discounts. LavkaLavka has already built ...

Wegmans farm experiments with new organic produce - WXXI News

Fri, 2017-09-22 11:51

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Wegmans farm experiments with new organic produce
WXXI News
Wegmans is experimenting with new, heartier produce, and new ways of growing it, on over 200 acres of organic farmland and orchards, and they plan to pass that knowledge on to local farmers.

Organic produce farm in Waianae gets funding to expand, creating ... - Hawaii News Now

Thu, 2017-09-21 21:25

Organic produce farm in Waianae gets funding to expand, creating ...
Hawaii News Now
A farm on Oahu's west side is getting a major financial boost from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), expected to bring hundreds of jobs to ...

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Does Imported Organic Food Meet US Standards? - Newsmax

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:02

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Does Imported Organic Food Meet US Standards?
Newsmax
That's the finding of an audit published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General, which examined organic trade. The agency evaluated, in part, the compliance of imported organic products with U.S. government standards. Its ...
There's More Evidence That "Organic" Label Is MeaninglessBuzzFeed News
Americans devouring organic chickens as specialty farm sales surgeSeattle Times
USDA questions organic food import scrutinyWestern Producer
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Does Imported Organic Food Meet US Standards? - Newsmax.com - Newsmax

Thu, 2017-09-21 08:01

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Does Imported Organic Food Meet US Standards? - Newsmax.com
Newsmax
Some organic food may not live up to its label, according to a USDA audit of imported products.

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5 Organic Foods (Scientifically) Healthier Than Conventional - Organic Authority

Thu, 2017-09-21 03:21

Organic Authority

5 Organic Foods (Scientifically) Healthier Than Conventional
Organic Authority
Sales of organic food rose to a record $43 billion in 2016, an 8.4 percent increase from 2015. And it's no surprise – not only does buying organic foods support sustainable agriculture, it's also healthier: after all, organic doesn't contain the ...

5 Organic Foods (Scientifically) Healthier Than Conventional - Organic Authority

Thu, 2017-09-21 03:21

Organic Authority

5 Organic Foods (Scientifically) Healthier Than Conventional
Organic Authority
Sales of organic food rose to a record $43 billion in 2016, an 8.4 percent increase from 2015. And it's no surprise – not only does buying organic foods support sustainable agriculture, it's also healthier: after all, organic doesn't contain the ...

Alarms raised about imported organic food - Albany Times Union

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:09

Alarms raised about imported organic food
Albany Times Union
As consumer purchases of organic foods soar, U.S. imports have been on the rise and were valued at $1.72 billion last year, USDA data showed. Consumers typically pay a premium for organic products, which are supposed to be produced without synthetic ...

Organic food fight after brothers take opposite sides on badger cull - The Times

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:03

The Times

Organic food fight after brothers take opposite sides on badger cull
The Times
It has turned farmer against farmer, scientist against scientist and animal lover against animal lover. Perhaps it was inevitable that culling badgers to save cows would pit brother against brother too. The siblings at the centre of the Riverford ...

Wegmans' organic focus pays dividends | Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Business Journal

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:53

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Wegmans' organic focus pays dividends | Rochester Business Journal
Rochester Business Journal
Wegmans Organic Orchard completed its transition to organic farming practices this year. (Photo by Velvet Spicer). Tucked away on a hill overlooking scenic ...
Wegmans Looks to Get Ahead of Organic Supply with Farming ...And Now U Know

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Organic Valley's New Ad Campaign Is As Wonderfully Organic As The Foods They Produce - Forbes

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:22

Forbes

Organic Valley's New Ad Campaign Is As Wonderfully Organic As The Foods They Produce
Forbes
The strategy here, at least in my mind, was to apply the idea of “organicfood to the company itself. And what is “organic” but the stripping away of modern and convenient evils that artificially accelerate growth, production levels and size for size ...

Russia looks to become leading organic food exporter as Europe ... - RT

Wed, 2017-09-20 04:32

RT

Russia looks to become leading organic food exporter as Europe ...
RT
Last week, an EU court ruled Italy cannot ban the cultivation of an EU-approved genetically modified crop, thus publicly supporting GMO. At the same time, ...

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Inspector General again finds weaknesses in organic imports - Food Safety News

Tue, 2017-09-19 22:00

Food Safety News

Inspector General again finds weaknesses in organic imports
Food Safety News
Consumers buying pricey organic produce would likely be upset if they knew the imported fruits and vegetables they pay premium prices for are sometimes doused with chemicals when they reach the United States. A new report by USDA's Inspector General ...

Milwaukee firm raising $10 million to invest in organic food company - BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:46

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Milwaukee firm raising $10 million to invest in organic food company
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)
According to the SEC filing, the offering is being made to acquire about 51 percent of the equity interest of Danville, Virginia-based Sky Valley Foods LLC. Sky Valley makes organic and natural salad dressings and specialty sauces, such as marinades, ...

At Organic Food & Farming Summit, everything old is new again ... - Florida Politics (blog)

Tue, 2017-09-19 09:16

Florida Politics (blog)

At Organic Food & Farming Summit, everything old is new again ...
Florida Politics (blog)
At the Organic Food and Farming Summit — this week in Gainesville, Florida — everything old is new again, and citrus growers attending the conference said ...

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Imported Organic Food May Be Falling Short of US Certification - AgWeb

Tue, 2017-09-19 08:12

AgWeb

Imported Organic Food May Be Falling Short of US Certification
AgWeb
As consumer purchases of organic foods soar, U.S. imports have been on the rise and were valued at $1.72 billion last year, USDA data showed. Consumers typically pay a premium for organic products, which are supposed to be produced without synthetic ...
Organic programme allows mislabelled foods into USSecuringIndustry.com

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Imported Organic Food May Be Falling Short of US Certification - AgWeb

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:55

Imported Organic Food May Be Falling Short of US Certification
AgWeb
As consumer purchases of organic foods soar, U.S. imports have been on the rise and were valued at $1.72 billion last year, USDA data showed. Consumers typically pay a premium for organic products, which are supposed to be produced without synthetic ...