Organic News

“The Biggest Little Farm”: A bumpy and beautiful road to farming for a healthier planet

Apricot Lane Farms is the star in the new documentary film “The Biggest Little Farm,” showing the transformative impact on our food system when farming is done wisely. John and Molly Chester have created a regenerative, organic mecca just 40 miles north of Los Angeles—highlighting healthy soil practices, elimination of chemicals such as chlorpyrifos and […]

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French co-op creates “organic conversion” label to support farmers transitioning

Organic produce is becoming increasingly popular, with demand outstripping supply. But transitioning to organic takes three years and is expensive; during transition, products are sold at conventional prices. The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy supplies some grants, but funds are inconsistent and insufficient. French cooperative group D’Aucy, with 9,000 farmer members, is trying to support […]

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Ardent Mills acquires Oregon grain elevator to invest in organic

North American flour milling company Ardent Mills, and its new business unit The Annex, are investing in organic and specialty grains by purchasing a facility in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The elevator will enhance the company’s “ability to source grains from organic and conventional family farms in the region,” said CEO Dan Dye. The acquisition “has […]

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Organic pioneer David Vetter to keynote Organic & Non-GMO Forum

A trailblazing organic farmer from Nebraska and founder of Grain Place Foods, David Vetter, will present the keynote address at the fifth annual Organic and Non-GMO Forum in October. The event will feature a screening of a recent documentary, “Dreaming of a Vetter World” (Bonnie Hawthorne, producer) about Vetter’s journey into organic farming. Inspired by […]

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Corbion plant preps for more organic foods growth

Global ingredient solution leader Corbion recently certified as organic, through Oregon Tilth, another of its production facilities. The move comes as demand continues to rise for organic foods. The Blair, Nebraska plant—operating as Purac America, Inc.—produces vinegar- and lactic acid-based ingredient products. “In the age of the Internet and social media, consumers are focused like […]

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