Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… stall featuring the handmade products by cancer survivors such as bamboo products, bags, soaps, decorations and candles. The stall also distributes pamphlets on various types of cancer to visitors at the exhibition. “We started from Kozhikode two years ago and has now completed 40 exhibitions across the State. This has helped the cause of Punarjani a lot, as in many places the visitors at the stall have come forward ready to help in whatever way they could,” Narmatha Nangai, who runs the …

New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

… Business.’” Rodning said that she saw “The Business” as a way to give back. “I want to help people feel good about eating,” she said. “I believe food is more than just calories. It is something that makes us who we are.” Prior to launching Jiva Bites, Rodning said that as a busy, working mother with four children, she tried using similar prepared meal services. “None of these other businesses are using local or organic food,” she said. …

Method keeps salmon fresh for a month without the use of chemicals

From phys.org | June 30, 2015 A new method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals. The technology is called superchilling, and it lies somewhere between freezing the fish and cooling it down. Now it is about to provide useful help to organic food producers. This method of conserving food was developed in order to maintain fresh food quality over a long period of time, thus reducing the amount of food that ends up in the bin rather than in our stomachs. Now it is going …

Maine following path to organic dairy farms – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… organic farming methods and to help new farmers start organic dairy farms. More than a dozen farms have already made the switch or started the process in the past year. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Maine following path to organic dairy farms – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram …

The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News

By Amie Valpone | June 6, 2015 I’ve learned a lot about inflammation over the last ten years while suffering from chronic illness. Today, after many years of suffering from Lyme disease and many other illnesses, I’m happy to say that I’ve learned how to fight inflammation in my body and help clients start an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. What does that mean? For starters inflammation is caused by many of the foods we eat as well as lifestyle factors, such as not enough sleep and …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

From www.kansascity.com | June 7, 2015 Can Big Food turn over a new, healthier leaf? Perhaps — if the marketplace demands it. The real power to eat healthily lies in the hands of consumers, but some help from retailers can go a long way. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Subway recently announced they would cut back on the use of artificial flavors, colors and other ingredients “where possible.” No more Yellow No. 6 or Blue No. 1 dye for the taco cheese and avocado ranch dressing. Taco Bell will …

Is Your $40 Skirt Hurting the Environment?

From www.elle.com | May 27, 2015 “So, can I ever shop at Zara again?” was my first question to director Andrew Morgan after watching his new documentary, True Cost. With the help of Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, and environmental activist Vandana Shiva, the film uncovers the deep impact that cheap, disposable clothing is having on our world today, and is, at times, gut-wrenching and alarming. “Look, I don’t want anyone to walk away from this film thinking less of …

Organic seafood standards coming in 2015

… companies decide to embrace them. Organic seafood would be welcome news for the increasing number of organic shoppers — and for retailers that have profited from their higher prices. It also could help the U.S. farmed fish industry find a premium as it struggles to compete against cheaper imports. Among the seafood that is commonly farm-raised in the United States and would be covered: salmon, tilapia, catfish, shrimp and mollusks such as mussels, oysters and clams. The United States is …

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

… market for U.S. growers willing to avoid the use of artificial chemicals and genetically modified seeds, said Laura Batcha, chief executive officer of the association, which includes Whole Foods Market Inc., Whitewave Foods Co. and Earthbound Farm. The report is “a help-wanted sign” for U.S. farmers, Batcha said. “There are market distortions that are pretty striking.” Most of the corn and soybean shipments become feed for chickens and cows so they can be certified …

Federal Grant To Help More Low-Income Families Buy Organic Produce | WJCT NEWS

By Murphy Stidham | April 8, 2015 Organic farmers have received a federal grant that’s expected to help low-income Floridians access healthier food. It’s also anticipated to increase farmers’ revenue by more than $2 million. Two farmers’ markets in Jacksonville are going to join in the Fresh Access Bucks program, which allows food stamps to be used to buy fresh produce. That’s because of a grant awarded to an association of organic growers. Carmen Franz with Florida Certified Organic …