Hy-Vee composting food waste at Nebraska stores : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

… Drive.She said employees learn what organic waste can be recycled and how to properly handle it. “Hy-Vee really promotes sustainability and that is a huge thing in our company,” Brown said. Products that are still safe to eat and nutritious are donated to local charitable organizations. Some of the compost may be used in a community garden directly East of the Williamsburg store, Brown said. Hy-Vee does not own the garden but has supported it with grants in the past. Hy-Vee is the …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

By Hannah Abdulla | April 10, 2015 The demand for organic food in the Middle East and North Africa is increasing, in part, prompted by ex-pat consumers. However, at present, the sector is only valued at US$110.1m compared to mature markets like the US, where organic food is worth billions. However, there is also a reliance on imports, pointing to some opinion that there is a big opportunity for international organic food manufacturers. Hannah Abdulla explores. Organic food is becoming an area of …

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 …

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | Environment | The Guardian

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them • After the floods: one year on, memories continue to haunt residents Collapsed houses lie on the beach after a storm surge in Hemsby, Eastern England, 6 December 2013. Parts of England’s East coast, from Yorkshire to Essex are vulnerable to stronger storms and rising sea levels due to climate change. Almost …