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 Today, that excuse is no longer valid thanks to the new methods of organic farming the green community has created.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 …

UW-Madison receives endowment to support organic crop research

… on agricultural research, organic crop research receives less than 1%, Clif Bar said in a joint news release with Organic Valley on Tuesday. Clif Bar, based in California, says it’s working with various organizations to raise $10 million to endow a total of five faculty chairs at universities across the country to support organic plant breeding research. Research will generally focus on developing crop varieties adapted to organic systems. It also will aim to improve the nutrition and …

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 …

Hy-Vee composting food waste at Nebraska stores : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

… Drive.She said employees learn what organic waste can be recycled and how to properly handle it. “Hy-Vee really promotes sustainability and that is a huge thing in our company,” Brown said. Products that are still safe to eat and nutritious are donated to local charitable organizations. Some of the compost may be used in a community garden directly east of the Williamsburg store, Brown said. Hy-Vee does not own the garden but has supported it with grants in the past. Hy-Vee is the …

The Locavore: Organic Certification Is Costly, but Help Is on the Way for Athens Farms | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

… Farms Campaign. “We want to get 30 new organic farms in the next 18 months,” says Alice Rolls, the executive director of Georgia Organics, a nonprofit that promotes organic food and farming. “That’s an aggressive goal, but we’re going for it.” The organizations will help make the ambitious goal a reality by reimbursing the cost of certification to participating farmers getting certified organic for the first time. The Georgia Department of Agriculture will fund 75 percent (as much as …