Organic Farming and Food

I’ve been a farmworker all my life. Here’s why you should buy organic food

Rudy Arredondo, founder and president of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, knows firsthand the “blow” of toxic chemicals. At age twelve, he worked to direct crop-dusting planes onto fields, and felt the impact of the toxic spray. At times with no protection, farmworkers have unwittingly exposed themselves to chemicals, resulting in chronic, […]

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Danish consumers are “world champions” of organic food, report says

Organic food sales are rising steadily worldwide with Denmark leading the field, according to a report from Swiss research institute Agriculture FiBL. In 2017, 13.3 percent of Denmark’s total food sales were organic produce; Sweden and Switzerland followed, at 9.1 percent and 9.0 percent, respectively. Total global sales of organic reached $97 billion in 2017. […]

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Straus Family Creamery celebrates 25 years of commitment to the planet, farmers, and organics

Straus Family Creamery, a leader in organic farming and sustainable dairy innovation, announces a year-long celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary to highlight its significant impact in the organic farming and organic food movement. Founder and CEO Albert Straus, whose accomplishments include many industry firsts, continues his family’s legacy, remaining committed to his independent family–run […]

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Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists

A global review reported in The Guardian has linked intensive farming and pesticide use with declining insect populations. Scientists emphasize that buying organic food and taking political actions to slash pesticide use are key steps that can rein in the damage. “It is definitely an emergency,” said professor Axel Hochkirch of the International Union for […]

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Organic Center pinpoints organic ways to defeat citrus greening

With the bacterial disease known as citrus greening, or Huanglongbing (HLB), decimating millions of citrus crop acres in the U.S. and abroad, The Organic Center has published a grower guide and peer-reviewed paper to assist organic producers. The organic citrus industry has been hit very hard, since organic rules prohibit using synthetic pesticides or genetically […]

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