Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

By Niharika Verma | December 7, 2015 Breaking the barriers, Indian consumers are shifting towards organic food purchases, making the supermarkets and big retail outlets its hub. With growing awareness and health conscious Indian consumers, appetite for organic food has grown and found its presence in supermarkets. Though, available on high price, its demand and sale has seen a sharp rise says supermarkets and food associations. Some experts believe that better product availability and a powerful …

New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

By Kevin Krein | July 3, 2015 From an early age, Northfield resident Rael Rodning always had an interest in working with food. “I wanted to be a chef before it was ‘cool’ to want to be a chef,” she said. However, at the urging of her father, she played it safe career-wise, receiving a business degree, eventually going on to work in finance and corporate IT consultation. But the desire to work with food never left Rodning. “I need to do this now, or I will take this …

City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

By David Giambusso | July 1, 2015 Landfills around New York may soon be unburdened of thousands of tons of discarded peanuts and Cracker Jack as the city moves to divert organic waste that’s generated in large ballparks and arenas as well as in hotels and food wholesalers. In an announcement expected Thursday, sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia will begin the first big wave of mandatory recycling of organic material—food, yard waste and some soiled paper products—for stadiums …

Is growing organically just a fad or is it the future of farming? – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

By Marty McCarthy, ABC Rural | June 30, 2015 Is growing organically just a fad or is it the future of farming? That was the topic of the Great Debate at the Ausveg 2015 National Horticulture Convention on the Gold Coast over the weekend. Organic produce might be gaining popularity, but it still only accounts for less than 1 per cent of Australia’s horticulture production. Nonetheless, in a time when consumers are demanding to know more about how their food is produced and the chemicals …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

By Leanne Gerich | June 15, 2015 With the majority of us living in cities, our toxin levels are at a high. We are surrounded by pollution from the air, water and wastes and are affected by these toxins on a daily basis. It’s unfortunate to say that our food is no different. With pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotic and hormone fed animals, our diet is also changing from how our ancestors ate. Do you eat organic? An alarming number of us don’t. Our busy lives have us rushing 24/7 and we …

How the food you eat affects how you feel

From Statesman Journal | May 9, 2015 You’ve heard it a million times — “You are what you eat”. “We all know that eating nutritiously is important to overall health and well-being. But did you know that what you eat, even if it’s considered healthy, may increase or decrease the pain you feel? Food has changed a lot since the 1930s and ’40s, when we were an agricultural society. Buying local wasn’t a trendy thing to do; it was a way of life. The food you …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, Posted March 22nd 2015 Lucy Sharratt envisions a world in which consumers know where every ingredient in every food comes from and how it was grown, from farm to fork. The coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology ActionNetwork — a collaboration of 17 environmental and social justice groups — believes existing voluntary food certifications provide a template that could be applied to mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods, popularly known as …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

From zeenews.india.com, posted March 18 2015 Wakiso: With his half-acre banana plantation, Charles Semakula can put his family`s favourite food on the table every day. Green cooking bananas, or matooke, are a feature of almost every main course for 38-year-old Semakula, his wife and four children, while sweet yellow ones make for pudding. Matooke is a national staple in Uganda, and many say a meal isn`t a meal without it. “When I spend a week without eating matooke, I don`t feel …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

By Carolyn Heneghan, Posted March 16 2015 So goes the saying, “An apple a day…” But do you really pay much attention to this beloved fruit otherwise? Apples make headlines frequently, and the past few months have been no exception. Here are a few of the latest headlines you should know about in the apple industry: Apples become genetically modified This is arguably one of the biggest pieces of news in the apple industry at the moment. Corn and soybeans are the most commonly known …