Organic News

New Jersey farm brings local, organic food to low-income counties

A 12-acre organic farm will begin growing fresh produce in 2019 for low-income residents of Morris and Passaic Counties in New Jersey—and for some residents, it will be the only fresh vegetables in their diet all year. City Green, an urban farming and environmental education non-profit, is partnering with the Land Conservancy to farm the […]

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Growing an organic farming oasis in New York’s Black Dirt region

The jet black, nutrient-dense dirt in Orange County, New York has been compared to “special dark” chocolate as opposed to its “milk” cousin. The Black Dirt region grew conventional onions from the 1950s to 2000; originally swampland, Polish and German immigrants began farming it in the 1800s. Now, thanks to the Chester Agriculture Center (CAC), […]

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Organic products maintain strong growth in fast-moving consumer goods industry

Organic sales in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry continue to surge, accounting for over $21 billion in sales and up 9 percent in dollars and 8 percent in units, according to a Nielsen report, “Tops of 2018: Organic.” Organic food as well as health and beauty, baby care, and alcohol have hit the mainstream. […]

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Why organic farming can help feed the world sustainably

Meeting SDG2 is about more than just ramping up food production, says the Soil Association’s Sarah Compson

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We don’t have enough organic farmland. Why not?

It’s an interesting statistic—with U.S. organic food sales doubling in the last decade, and organic acreage increasing by 20 percent in seven years, organic farmland accounts for less than one percent of total farmland. U.S. demand outstrips supply—the country imported over $2 billion in organic food in 2018. One ray of hope in closing the […]

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