Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

By Diane Leach | July 8, 2015 Chef Nora Pouillon earned the first organic restaurant certification in the United States. Her memoir, My Organic Life, leads readers from her early years in postwar Vienna to her role in the American organic food movement. Co-written with Laura Fraser, My Organic Life staggers a bit before finding its rhythm. After a rocky start, we learn that Pouillon’s family were avid outdoorspeople, passionate about exercise and healthy diet. The family spent a great deal of …

Green efforts of youth gather steam – The Hindu

By S.Annamalai | July 6, 2015 Madurai youth’s aim to green the city branches off into a movement to promote organic food An initiative launched by Madurai youth to green the ancient city has now branched off into a movement to promote organic food. Maram Madurai and Organic Good, the twin efforts of a youth brigade, primarily made up of students, have seamlessly merged to become complementary. They are poised to change the way Madurai eats and treats its environment. S. Alex Pandian, a …

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

… that grow organic are small and depend on collecting the seed from past crops to grow the next. However, hundreds if not thousands of them have closed down due to lawsuits against them filed by Monsanto. The following video is Monsanto’s justification for said lawsuits in the first place, an attempt to paint themselves as ethical and moral. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Organic movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic …

Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule – The Globe and Mail

By Valerie Howes | June 10, 2015 The tiny-house movement has been gaining traction ever since U.S.-based architect Sarah Susanka published her bestseller The Not So Big House almost two decades ago. And a growing number of people are rejecting the mortgage trap to live pared-down lives in 100- to 400-square-foot spaces. But in early 2016, the small-minded can go next level, in an off-the-grid, 86-square-foot micro-house. Slovakian architecture firm Nice Architects Studio is taking pre-orders for …

The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

By Jewel Topsfield | June 7, 2015 Bali: While high-end hotels in Bali often insist on importing foie gras, wagyu beef, salmon and truffles, Ubud’s Locavore is the sort of right-on restaurant that has slow food movement devotees salivating. Locavore chef Eelke Plasmeijer sources most of his ingredients in Indonesia, including from his own vegetable garden. (Locavore, the 2007 word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary, means a person who eats food grown locally.) Critics on the …

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

… organizers of the conference see the future of small organic farmers as one of the struggle between the ecological healthy food movement and the free market forces that prioritize profits instead. This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Perus-Organic-Workers-Call-for-Food-Sovereignty-20150602-0032.html. If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english …

Big Food Brands Lose Consumer Trust | CMO Strategy – Advertising Age

… “re-establish our identity in the natural foods movement.” The RFP, which was recently obtained by Ad Age, is a small but telling example of how the food industry has been shaken from its core, forced to reinvent itself in the face of shifting consumer demands. Families once reliably heaped their plates with products such as Stove Top stuffing from Kraft Foods, Hamburger Helper from General Mills and Kellogg cereals, along with similar products from other processed food titans. But …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

… increasing interest in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2014, the organic sector in the region was valued at US$110.1m compared with $72.4m in 2009, according to Euromonitor International. Compared to a mature market like the US, where sales of organic food and beverages were – according to Packaged Facts – forecast to reach $53.5bn in 2014, the organic food movement in MENA’s is in its early stages. Growth varies from country to country too. Israel has remained top of the …

Maine Organic Farmers Group Joins Lawsuit Against USDA | Maine Public Broadcasting

… keep them there. But in September 2013, the department tweaked the process, without public input. Synthetic materials now stay on the national list, unless the standards board says they have to go. “It’s our feeling that that action violates a basic principle within the organic movement,” says Ted Quaday. That principle, Quaday says, is that there always be robust public participation in organic policy making. Quaday, who heads the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… labeling movement, and it’s especially hard to disassociate his reversal from this PR blitz since it coincided with Nye’s recent trip to Monsanto’s headquarters. We’ll never know what actually went down during Nye’s visit, as Tom Philpott at Mother Jones notes, but we do know that Monsanto has poured millions of dollars into public relation efforts to sell the public on GMOs. Because that’s what you do when you are a corporation with deep coffers and a product that the public …