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… against getting cracked. It takes 35-40 hours to make one bike frame. After making the bamboo bike, Tri put his product in trial for a long time. In mid-2014, his first bamboo bike was sold. Similar bikes in other parts of the world have become better known and ordered by customers, especially foreigners who like environmentally friendly products. For his bamboo bike, Tri received a certificate on bicycle frame’s quality in accordance with GSS’ ISO 4210 standards. The product attracted many …

Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… food that is organic, getting things as local as possible and, even as far as our disposable containers, getting things that are already recycled or are recyclable,” said Justin Tighe, a former UCF student who works at Dandelion. Sticking to those food philosophies hasn’t always been easy, though. After eight years of serving Orlando customers, Dandelion Café has experienced the growth of local businesses in its surrounding areas. “When Dandelion first opened, there …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

… this trend: it’s a clean ingredient, natural and organic, and with no added sugar. By offering a complete line to our customers, grocers will be able to meet the needs of every type of consumer seeking coconut products, eliminating the reason to shop elsewhere.” Trailblazer has sold sweetened and unsweetened shredded and flaked coconut for over 15 years, and the company has deep experience and longstanding relationships with coconut processors in Southeast Asia. Trailblazer has leveraged …

Method keeps salmon fresh for a month without the use of chemicals

… superchilling, so that superchilled food can start to be accepted by consumers. This makes it a rather idealistic project,” says the SINTEF scientist. For organic companies, it is particularly important that their products can be given a longer shelf life without the need for chemicals. This method will enable them to even out seasonal variations and supply their customers all the year round, since many of them do not produce continuously and therefore need to warehouse more stock, and for …

The Food Project in Lincoln grows more than crops – News – Lincoln Journal – Lincoln, MA

… agriculture. He attended college in Minnesota in the 1990s, and with two friends, started one of the first CSAs in that state. A CSA, or community-supported agriculture, program sells farm shares to customers who are entitled to a fresh box of produce every week. The Minnesota CSA is still in operation, although Harrison said he sold his stake in the business to his friends after three years and moved on to other jobs. “I have always had a passion for the land, and knew my vocation would be in …

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

… in my opinion, has sent a clear message that a certain percentage of our customers are willing to pay more for the non-GMO lines,” Dammann said. “This non-GMO thing has seemed to take hold and gain a lot of traction.” Consumers, particularly on the West and East coasts, have demanded more GMO-free products because of health and safety concerns. And a number of major food companies have responded. • General Mills announced last year it will no longer use bioengineered …

What Food Labels Really Mean

… think — or what the manufacturer wants you to think. You may merely be paying more money. “Much of the terminology that is used to describe various food products is extremely confusing to customers,” says Alison Massey, registered dietitian and diabetes educator at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Some labels, she told Newsmax Health, are strategies to make consumers feel that a product is healthier. “I think it is important for consumers to make informed …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… largely address the need for more calories in the future.” The Just Label It campaign, which advocates for mandatory federal labeling of GMO foods, provided funding support for this new report. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just Label It, said, “Biotech companies and their customers in chemical agriculture have been attempting to sell the benefits of GMOs for two decades. Between exaggerated claims about feeding the world and a dramatic escalation in the use of toxic pesticides, it is no …

Defining organic – Parksville Qualicum News

… The NEWS and COABC. Osborne owns Omega Blue Farms, a 10-acre organic farm north of Parksville that specializes in heritage poultry and produce. His products can often be found Saturdays at the Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market. Organic farming, he explains, at its grassroots level “was basically farmers saying ‘there’s got to be a better way to grow food, we’re not poisoning our customers and our families.’” Osborne said as time went on, organic food gained a sense of commercial …

Lakewinds announces grants to local farm groups – Chanhassen Villager: Business

… farming practices and to provide high-quality, natural food to our local communities is considerable,” says Dale Woodbeck, General Manager of Lakewinds Food Co-Op. “We hope that by easing this burden we are able to help them diversify their offerings and improve food quality and accessibility for our customers and communities.” Recipients of the grant use the funds to purchase new equipment, expand or upgrade their spaces, increase growing and storing capacity and more. Many groups also …