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 …

Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems

… and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to integrate undergraduates into the seasonal work of the campus’s 33 acres of organic farmland and Market gardens. With support from the Clarence E. Heller Foundation and a U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Challenge Grant, CASFS staff and UCSC faculty have crafted an internship program that complements the environmental studies major’s new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems. To continue reading this article, please …

Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

From www.thehindu.com | December 7, 2015 Sympathy and charity are the last things a self-respecting individual, especially a person who has survived a tough phase of her life, would appreciate. She would want to stand up on her feet and make a living of her own despite the odds. Punarjani Cancer Crusaders Society, being a forum of cancer survivors, is well aware of this, of her insecurities and pride. When Punarjani joins hands with Narmatha-Elegance on Fabrics to find a Market for the handmade …

Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

From e-Pao.net | December 13, 2015  Manipur Women Survivors Exquisite Bamboo and Weaving Products hit Market in Delhi Control Arms Foundation of India along with Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network organised successfully two exhibitions in Delhi. The first exhibition was held as a part of Women of India Exhibition organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India from 12th November to 23rd November at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. After the successful completion of …

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

… last decade. Back in 1997, the industry was worth $3 billion as detailed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Six years later, the revenue went up by more than 200 percent to $10 billion, with an annual increase in sales by 20 percent. With the following numbers, experts predicted organic food would grow from 2 percent to 3.5 percent in their share in the U.S. food Market by 2010. Unfortunately, the supply for organic food isn’t keeping up with demand. First and foremost, many U.S. farms …

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 …

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 …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… car off the road for three months. 2. Go organic. Because fewer chemical pesticide and fertilizers are used, organically grown and raised products have less impact on the environment. When applied to animal products like dairy, organic means that no antibiotics or synthetic hormones are fed to the animals. Look for foods labeled USDA Certified Organic or ask at your farmers Market. 3. Close to home. Eating locally means sourcing foods that are produced relatively close to where they are sold. …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… there have been a spate of stories that discuss and handicap the dozens of marijuana stocks that have come to Market, most of which play on the growing legal acceptance of medical marijuana. Indeed, this Market now has its own benchmark, the Viridian Cannabis Stock Index, a collection of 75 publicly-traded pot plays. Much has happened to this Market since Barron’s featured a cover story two years ago poising the basic question, “Should Pot Be Legal?” A fresh piece this week looks at a …

Organic Food Finds Footing in Growing Chinese Market : News : Yibada

… I’m willing to make for my family’s health,” Liu Rui, a frequent shopper in Beijing’s Ole superMarket, told China Daily. Consumers like Liu are propping up China as the world’s fourth-biggest consumer of organic products. “China is a Market that attracts great attention from the world’s organic traders,” Wang Yunhao, director of China Green Food Development Center (CGFDC), said at an organic food fair on May 28. To continue reading this article, …