Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

… Dilli Haat Exhibition, the second exhibition started from November 25th to November 30th at Nature Bazaar, New Delhi. This exhibition was a part of 22nd Annual Nature Bazaar which was organised by Dastakaar, a non-government organisation, in association with Delhi Tourism, Government of Delhi. In Nature Bazaar over 100 craft groups, small producers & designers showcased a wide range of hand-crafted lifestyle accessories, striking metal crafts, intricately carved decorative home furnishings, …

Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

… take into account various background factors among the mothers, such as age, diet in general, level of education, income, and if the fetus had developed normally. However, the results are observational and must be interpreted with caution, as there might be other differences related to organic food consumption which may have influenced the results, and because of the low number of hypospadias cases in the study. This is the first time an association between consumption of organic food and …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation’s grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the law. The letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin from the head of the Grocery Manufacturers association, dated Wednesday, said companies could be fined up to $1,000 a day per unlabeled item — a can of soup or a box of …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops | Cebu News, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman | philstar.com

By Kristine B. Quintas/FPL (The Freeman) | June 8, 2015 CEBU, Philippines- Citing possible adverse impact in their livelihood, farmers in Cebu City are opposed to the idea of eliminating genetically modified organism crops in the market. Emilio Secretaria, chairman of the Cebu City Federation of Farmers association and Cooperatives, said banning GMO crops would result to low production of agricultural products in the city. “Kaming tanan nagtanum na niini. Tungod niini dili hugot ang among …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

By Damian Mann, Medford Tribune | May 22, 2015 Demand for organic foods keeping growing, and big box retailers and mainstream grocery chains, from Walmart to Costco, have jumped in. Consumer demands for organic foods in the U.S. continue to explode. Sales of organic food and non-food products totaled $39.1 billion in 2014, up 11.3 percent from the previous year—with sales of organic food alone accounting for $35.9 billion, according to the Organic Trade association. But controversy has dogged …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

By Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News | April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON • A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade association and Penn State University. That shows a potential …

Federal Grant To Help More Low-Income Families Buy Organic Produce | WJCT NEWS

By Murphy Stidham | April 8, 2015 Organic farmers have received a federal grant that’s expected to help low-income Floridians access healthier food. It’s also anticipated to increase farmers’ revenue by more than $2 million. Two farmers’ markets in Jacksonville are going to join in the Fresh Access Bucks program, which allows food stamps to be used to buy fresh produce. That’s because of a grant awarded to an association of organic growers. Carmen Franz with Florida Certified Organic …

Maine Organic Farmers Group Joins Lawsuit Against USDA | Maine Public Broadcasting

By Jay Field | April 8, 2015 UNITY, Maine – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners association has joined groups across the country in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the suit, the groups charge that the department changed a key rule, without public comment, governing how synthetic and prohibited natural substances can be used in the production of organic food. This story begins with the Organic Foods Production Act. Congress passed the measure in 1990. It …