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 …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

… this trend: it’s a clean ingredient, Natural and organic, and with no added sugar. By offering a complete line to our customers, grocers will be able to meet the needs of every type of consumer seeking coconut products, eliminating the reason to shop elsewhere.” Trailblazer has sold sweetened and unsweetened shredded and flaked coconut for over 15 years, and the company has deep experience and longstanding relationships with coconut processors in Southeast Asia. Trailblazer has leveraged …

Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine | 2015-06-11 | ACHRNEWS

From www.achrnews.com | June 11, 2015 The turbine uses solar energy stored in molten salt for power generation day or night SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Monarch Power announced it has been granted a U.S. patent for a new turbine that can power, heat, and cool homes and businesses using solar energy or Natural gas. The Hui turbine is the invention of Monarch CEO Joseph Hui, professor emeritus at Arizona State University. Hui, aka Solar Man on social media, believes his turbine will be a “game …

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 …

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 …

FlyPunch! founder builds brand for natural fruit fly killer from Greenville

… universe,” Franken says. “And to notice when things fall in front of you.” The 180 can be explained in two words – fruit flies. The pesky insects inspired Franken’s company, Aunt Fannie’s, and its signature product, FlyPunch!. The special formulation, which Franken developed over the course of four years, is the leading all-Natural fruit fly killer on the market. The budding entrepreneur was inspired by his own family’s need to adhere to food allergies and …

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

By Nathan Gray | April 24, 2015 The use of certain biotechnologies could support organic production in the future – although the currently approved ‘cross-species’ GM technologies are the biggest threat to the organic food system, says Christopher Stopes. “The biggest threat to organic food is GM,” said Christopher Stopes, IFOAM EU president, during a presentation at the Natural & Organics Products Europe Show in London. Stopes warned the audience that Europe has already taken …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

… government-imposed regulations ensuring organic products “are actually organic” for resulting in a higher uptake among Israeli consumers. There is also a much wider distribution of organic products in sales channels across the country. In the UAE, the region’s second-largest market for organic food, the demographics of the population have a lot to do with influencing the sector’s growth. Joby Mathew Muricken, head of exhibitions at the Middle East Natural & Organic …

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

By Jay Field | April 8, 2015 UNITY, Maine – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has joined groups across the country in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the suit, the groups charge that the department changed a key rule, without public comment, governing how synthetic and prohibited Natural substances can be used in the production of organic food. This story begins with the Organic Foods Production Act. Congress passed the measure in 1990. It …