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 …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

… GMO crops, this herbicide is slated to explode in use much the way glyphosate did with the first generation of GMO crops. And we know from experience – and basic biology – that weeds will soon grow resistant to these herbicides, making GMO crop growers only more dependent on the next chemical fix.” 2,4-D is one of the two active ingredients in Enlist Duo, a toxic weed-killing cocktail marketed by Dow AgroSciences, which the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved for use in 15 …

Farmers who switch to organic face strict rules, costs, red tape – Times Union

… of research, and with no previous experience, she exited the conventional working world to start a farm. She left health care, she said, because she saw so little being done to prevent health problems before they started. “Healthy food will keep us healthy,” she said. Now, she owns Eight Mile Creek Farm in Westerlo, running it with her daughter and an intern. She raises cows, chickens, pigs and horses, and grows more than 30 kinds of vegetables. When looking around at the rolling …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

By Lillia Callum-Penso | April 14, 2015 It was a couple months into their friendship when Jessica Gates and Julie Hines decided to go into business together. Their product would be wholesome, nutritious, organic and delicious. Neither woman had previous business experience, but they had a strong desire to provide kids, theirs included, better food choices than they found on the shelves. A year later, Gates, 37, and Hines, 35, have started Harvest Moon Baby Food. The baby food company specializes …

Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… plants woven into the Chez Panisse experience,” for which reservations alone cost $25, payable by credit card. Friday is Mission Heirloom’s turn, with a $40 dining experience from a restaurant that promises organic and non-GMO foods with “head to tail goodness.” (“This means nothing goes to waste,” the Berkeley restaurant explains). To continue reading this article, click on this link: via Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab. …

US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept Expensive and Insufficiently Tested GMO | Global Research

… must protect their citizens and our rights must be respected. We deserve the same level of biosafety protection that European citizens enjoy,” said Mariann Bassey Orovwuje from Friends of the Earth Nigeria. Globally, markets for GM crops have been severely curbed by biosafety laws and regulations in the past decade, and GM foods and crops have been rejected outright by consumers in many countries, especially in Europe. “South African farmers have more than 16 years’ experience cultivating …

Life Lessons: Mike Shekhtman | Environment & Sustainability | Business in Vancouver

Mike Shekhtman started eeko Couriers, an environmentally sustainable courier service, with his two brothers in 2009. Despite starting their business in the middle of the recession, the brothers were able to make a go of it by carving out a niche. “The growth has been exponential year-over-year,” Shekhtman said. This year, the business was nominated for a Small Business BC award for social impact. Before starting the company, Shekhtman worked as a recruiter. The experience reinforced his …