UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only…

By Nick Meyer | December 14, 2015 Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming Methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system. That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment …

We Can End Hunger With Six Billion Pounds Of Edible Produce, But We Don’t Because It’s ‘Ugly Food’

By Jan Omega | December 4, 2015 For the past decade or so, many organizations and companies that are in favor of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, pushed that such would be at the forefront of ending hunger on a global scale. One of their biggest reasons they use is that traditional conventional farming cannot yield what GMO farm factories produce. Today, that excuse is no longer valid thanks to the new Methods of organic farming the green community has created. Forward Thinking created …

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

… ‘conventional’ food producers, because supermarket chains tend to prioritise the cheapest and simplest Methods of chilling. Joint research effort for small companies SINTEF is going to test the method on Norwegian ecological raw materials among other products, as part of the European Union project SUS-Organic, which is aimed at helping smaller companies that produce organic food. “These small companies don’t have the resources to develop and demonstrate the potential of …

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 …

Organic farming can actually be more profitable than using fertilizers and pesticides – Quartz

… study found, often include a price “premium,” or markup, of 29-32%. Only a 5-7% premium is needed to break even. True, organic farmers spend more on labor—7-13% more according to the study. They use hands-on pest control Methods, for example, like introducing a predator insect to get rid of a pest species, instead of pesticides applied en masse. But farmers offset those costs by skipping the expense of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. To continue reading this article, please click on …

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 …

Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post

… food- is grown on the farm, processed, and put up for sale in grocery stores. It includes using pesticides, hormones, and genetic engineering. Farmers can use these Methods to grow more crops on smaller land tracts, and distributors can use Methods to prevent decay during shipping. Non-GMO products, which include certified organic food, had $400 billion in sales across the world in 2012. Experts say that number would double by 2017, with global sales of non-GMO food accounting for 14.5 percent …