Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

… organic marketing campaign, set up by growers and retailers, have played a significant role in boosting growth of organic food demand. “Indian market happens to be at very nascent stage. However, the trend is picking up really fast and Organic Harvest has seen a growth of over 300 per cent in the last one year. So, growth has been outstanding. It will keep on growing in the next five years to come,” said Rahul Agarwal, CEO, Organic Harvest. Supermarkets pushing the growth The mass-market …

China promises boost to African bamboo expertise 

By Keya Archarya | December 11, 2015 [PARIS] China aims to increase Africa’s expertise in novel bamboo products through a new knowledge exchange network, it was announced at the COP 21 summit. The country plans to team up with African states to start a partnership that would see knowledge about bamboo growth and products, such as bamboo-based biofuels and charcoal briquettes, transferred to other bamboo-growing nations. The partnership, which was launched at an event on 9 December in Paris, …

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 …

Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

From www.inquisitr.com | July 5, 2015 The past five years have seen the most growth pertaining to the demand of organic food. This is thanks to a high number of independent studies showing the negatives of conventional foods made with science (such as GMOs). Because of this, organic food has become a viable business as well as a viable diet. The former is exampled best by the fact Costco, the second-largest wholesale retailer in the United States, has invested in organic food to the point it is …

FSSAI to tighten noose on meat and poultry industry – The Times of India

… antibiotics and growth promoters in food-producing animals/birds’ feed. “State drug-licensing authorities are empowered to take action against violators and food safety officers have also been asked to ensure enforcement under FSSAI,” said Swami. FSSAI in its previous meetings has considered proposal for a policy for addressing concerns regarding standards of meat and poultry products in Indian market. Food authority approved the proposed policy with a view to sending it to WTO …

The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News

… morning tea with fresh ginger root, using kale or other leafy greens in your afternoon salad and tossing in raw walnuts to your dinner. Be sure to choose organic as often as possible so that you’re not ingesting toxic pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and herbicides with each bite! To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News …

Special Report: The war on big food – Fortune

By Beth Kowitt | May 21, 2015 Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back? Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. growth hormones. Antibiotics. Gluten. Genetically modified organisms. If any one of these terms raised a hair on the back of your neck, left a sour taste in your …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

… ultimately harming the success and growth of future crops and costing farmers money. “There’s one major downfall in organic farming – and that’s soil erosion, which is related directly to tillage,” Miller said. “This project targets that vulnerability. We’ve designed a system that lets us engage grazing to reduce tillage by more than half.” Instead of using traditional tilling machinery, Miller said the project featured a reduced-till organic system, where faculty researchers …

Can organic foods and GM-like technologies ever go hand in hand?

… significant steps towards GM foods by passing new laws that allow Member States to ‘make their own rules’ – reiterating that allowing EU wide cultivation and consumption of genetically modified products is the biggest barrier to the development of the organic farming and food sector. While seen by many as a positive step towards banning GM, the fact that European countries can now decide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the question of GM crop cultivation means that the chance of growth in GM crop …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

… of synthetic chemicals or genetic engineering reached $35.9 billion in 2014, an 11 percent increase over 2013 and about 5.1 percent of U.S. grocery spending. The organic sector’s average annual growth of about 10 percent is triple that of overall food sales, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and trade association data. Rising consumer demand in what’s been a niche market is creating shortages, pushing companies that supply farms needing organic feed to seek out foreign …