Organic News

Buying an organic farm through a co-op structure could regenerate rural ag

For over 20 years, Don and Marie Ruzicka have created an agricultural and ecological gem in Alberta, Canada. The 640-acre certified organic Ruzicka Sunrise Farm features native prairie, replanted pasture, large water bodies, over 100,000 planted trees, and 200 birdhouses housing nearly 100 species. Students, professors, and urban dwellers visit the farm and witness what […]

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EU releases plan to triple amount of organic farmland by 2030

The European Commission released ambitious goals in May to redesign the way the EU produces, distributes, and consumes food—with organic agriculture playing a key role in building a sustainable food system. The Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy wants 25% of total agricultural land to be farmed organically by 2030, tripling the current percentage. Highlighting organic’s […]

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Organic dairy highlights health, sustainability, and transparency during pandemic

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are largely eating at home—and organic dairy sales are benefitting. According to a report, “Unpacking Interest in Organic Foods Q2 2020,” from Los Angeles-based DISQO, interest in organic food is growing as more people stay at home. The report found that 58% of people surveyed in early […]

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New report shows organic meat better for people and planet

When you eat meat, choose organic, says report from The Organic Center The Organic Center recently released a report that shows that when you eat meat, choosing organic can make a difference for our health, the health of our communities and the health of our environment. In “The Benefits of Organic Meat*,” The Organic Center […]

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Organic produce sales up 18% in April; volume soars over 20%

Total organic fresh produce sales continued to soar in April, increasing 18% from last year, and outpacing  conventional produce products in both dollars and volume according to the April 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.  Last month saw elevated sales across the entire supermarket as restaurant closures continued to push consumers to […]

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