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, …

City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

… 100,000 tons a year. The proposal is the first major iteration of a law passed in 2013 that allows the city to selectively assess where and when to impose organics recycling. Environmental groups said the proposed rules are a long time coming. In a statement, Marcia Bystryn, head of the New York League of Conservation Voters, commended the move—and Garcia in particular—but said the city needed to better assess where the organic waste would go. To continue reading this article, please click …

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

… to organize organic farmers to promote organic food and demand government action in their favor. The National Association of Ecological Producers groups 172 local organizations and more than 12,000 small farmers. It promotes an alternative agricultural model that includes techniques free of pesticides, harmonious with the environment and independent of foreign inputs. The organisation believes that such methods will lead to the preservation of the Peruvian natural resources and to a healthy life …

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

… to organize organic farmers to promote organic food and demand government action in their favor. The National Association of Ecological Producers groups 172 local organizations and more than 12,000 small farmers. It promotes an alternative agricultural model that includes techniques free of pesticides, harmonious with the environment and independent of foreign inputs. The organisation believes that such methods will lead to the preservation of the Peruvian natural resources and to a healthy life …

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 …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… director of government affairs for the Center for Food Safety. “I think we’re going to get to that rubber meets the road point where members realize they are being sold on a bill that doesn’t solve anything consumers are asking for, which is a mandatory labeling standard.” Still opponents fear the sway — and vast resources — of the bill’s industry backers. groups representing major agriculture and biotechnology interests have poured millions of dollars into battles over state …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, Posted March 22nd 2015 Lucy Sharratt envisions a world in which consumers know where every ingredient in every food comes from and how it was grown, from farm to fork. The coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology ActionNetwork — a collaboration of 17 environmental and social justice groups — believes existing voluntary food certifications provide a template that could be applied to mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods, popularly known as …

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 …