Organic Farm Co-op: World’s Largest Will Use 100% Renewables

By Staff, thenews.coop -

By Staff of Co-operative News - Organic Valley is creating a solar partnership that is set to increase overall usage in Wisconsin by 15%, and will incorporate insect-friendly habitat. Organic [...]

Organic Farms Could Help Fight Climate Change

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By Shaun Chavis for How Stuff Works - Agriculture is one of the more significant contributors to global warming. Nitrogen-based fertilizers and farm animals generate greenhouse gases, including [...]

New Study Shows Organic Farming Traps Carbon In Soil

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By Lela Nargi for Civil Eats - When it comes to mitigating the worst impacts of climate change, keeping excess carbon out of the atmosphere is the prime target for improving the health of our [...]

Dirty Dairy: Why Consumers Need To Force Ben And Jerry’s To Go Organic

By Ronnie Cummins, www.organicconsumers.org -

By Ronnie Cummins for Organic Consumers Association - The Vermont brand has been built on a bucolic image of cows grazing on endless pastures . . . Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and other Vermont [...]

Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited From Organic Production

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By Staff of Center for Food Safety - SAN FRANCISCO— Synthetic pesticides are once again prohibited in compost used for organic production, thanks to a federal court in the Northern District of [...]

Hawai‘i Provides Landmark Tax Credit For Organic Farmers

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By Staff of Center For Food Safety - Hawai‘i lawmakers hope to strengthen and expand the state’s organic farming sector after passing unprecedented legislation that would allocate $2 million in [...]

Monsanto Profits Drop 25% As Farmers, Individuals Go Organic

By Mike Barrett, www.globalresearch.ca -

By Mike Barrett for Global Research News - For Monsanto’s 2nd quarter, total sales for Monsanto dropped 13%; with one of Monsanto’s top-sellers, corn seeds, falling 11%. The biotech giant cites [...]

Denmark Is On Its Way To Becoming An Organic Country

By Lindsay Oberst, www.foodrevolution.org -

By Lindsay Oberst for Food Revolution - Imagine a organic country. Does this seem possible or realistic? In the United States, where only 1 percent of U.S. farmland is certified organic, this may [...]

South Minneapolis Creates Free Organic Market

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By Unicorn Riot. Minneapolis, MN - The project itself began as conversations over a backyard fire pit where people came up with the idea to teach people to grow food, and through that process [...]

USDA: Sales From Organic U.S. Farms Reached $5.5 Bln

By Tom Polansek, www.reuters.com -

By Tom Polansek in Reuters - Sales from organic U.S. farms reached $5.5 billion last year, a 72 percent increase from 2008, the U.S. Agriculture Department said in a report on Thursday that [...]

Farmers Turn To GMO-Free Crops To Boost Income

By Christopher Doering, www.desmoinesregister.com -

When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without [...]

Organic Consumer Pressure Works—Stonyfield Quits IDFA

By Ronnie Cummins, www.organicconsumers.org -

In the latest example of how consumers can pressure food companies to do the right thing, on Friday (December 5, 2014), Stonyfield Farm, a New Hampshire-based producer of organic milk and yogurt, [...]

Organic Crops Can Compete With Big Ag

By Sarah Yang, www.newscenter.berkeley.edu -

A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, [...]

Groups Rally Against Legislation To Keep GMOs Off Labels

By Organic Consumers Association, www.organicconsumers.org -

Consumers, farmers, states’ rights and consumer rights activists traveled to Washington D.C. today to attend a scheduled hearing and protest on a bill that would preempt states’ rights to pass [...]

Dramatic Correlation Shown Between GMOs And 22 Diseases

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

The research highlighted below, "Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America," was published in The Journal of Organic Systems [...]

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