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 …

The ‘accidental’ quarry in the middle of a food bowl – ABC Southern Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

From ABC Southern Queensland | March 30, 2015 A mine-turned-quarry in the heart of a famous southern Queensland food growing area is “on the cusp” of making it big according to its owner Guy Lewington lives a dual life. He physically splits his time living in an eco-village on the gold Coast and the hills around the Lockyer Valley. He also straddles the two very different worlds of organic farming and mining. He admits it is an odd pairing, but it doesn’t create any internal …

Greek Yogurt’s Popularity is Harmful to the Environment « CBS DC

This article is from washington.cbslocal.com, posted March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (WNEW) – Its thick, creamy consistency along with a heavy dose of protein has made Greek yogurt the go-to breakfast for many and created a gold mine for yogurt brands. But as the $2 billion Greek yogurt market continues to grow, so does an unexpected caveat: a yogurt byproduct that is harmful for the environment. Modern Farmer reported in 2013 that for every three or four ounces of milk, Chobani and other companies …