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 …

Board game introduces pathways to a competitive bioeconomy using hemp & bamboo

… with non-renewable materials (which are often transported vast distances from production to manufacturing to retail). In order to transition our economy from one based on nonrenewable and energy intensive resources, we’ll need to make a shift to other, more eco-friendly, materials which can be grown sustainably and sourced locally. In short, we need to establish and grow a ‘bioeconomy’ that is both regenerative and economically viable. To continue reading this article, please …

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… people for its environmentally friendly material, but also because of it beautiful and fashionable look. “Customers won’t buy your products just because you make products with bamboo. You still need to offer them products that are well designed and diverse for their choice,” he said. However, as the bikes are handmade, the production cost is much higher than metal-frame bikes. One bike made by Tri is priced at $450-1,500. However, the price is 1/3 to half of the prices of similar products …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

… collection of products under one label, removing the need for multiple suppliers and invoices. All the coconut products are available to grocers as of July 1, with the exception of coconut milk, which will be available in September. Trailblazer is marketing the products under the Trailblazer Foods brand, but retailers can also order private-label versions. For pricing details please call the sales team at 503-666-5800. For more information on Trailblazer Foods, its history in the Pacific …

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

By Kevin Krein | July 3, 2015 From an early age, Northfield resident Rael Rodning always had an interest in working with food. “I wanted to be a chef before it was ‘cool’ to want to be a chef,” she said. However, at the urging of her father, she played it safe career-wise, receiving a business degree, eventually going on to work in finance and corporate IT consultation. But the desire to work with food never left Rodning. “I need to do this now, or I will take this …

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

… superchilling, so that superchilled food can start to be accepted by consumers. This makes it a rather idealistic project,” says the SINTEF scientist. For organic companies, it is particularly important that their products can be given a longer shelf life without the need for chemicals. This method will enable them to even out seasonal variations and supply their customers all the year round, since many of them do not produce continuously and therefore need to warehouse more stock, and for …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… organically grown produce, and animal products. These are the types of foods we need to focus on in order to decrease toxins in the body. We are what we eat. If we don’t eat clean and fresh now, how will we feel later? Food Quality – Organic foods have a decrease nitrate content (as fertilizers are not nitrogen based) and increased mineral content. This includes calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. An added bonus in eating organic is that the produce hasn’t travelled for weeks. “If …

Is Your $40 Skirt Hurting the Environment?

… fashion,” explains Morgan. “I don’t want people to think, ‘I should feel guilty if I love the things that I wear.’ We just need to take a step back from our incessant consumption of mediocre stuff. Let’s go back to a place where we invest in pieces that we love, that we’re going to wear and hold on to.” Today, we consume 400 percent more clothing than we did two decades ago. That quantity of consumption, and our carelessness of purchasing, is part …

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 …

In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project

… any move toward more organic systems therefore would need to reduce land use, rather than increase it – a big challenge when the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that food production will need to double by 2050. A third way? While debate over organic’s role in future food production tends to pit organic against conventional farming, conservation farming may provide a compromise. It doesn’t explicitly prohibit any farming practices, but encourages soil and water …