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 Today, that excuse is no longer valid thanks to the new methods of organic farming the green community has created.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

Engineer Creates First Local Organic Bamboo Kiln 

… provided by former Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, His Excellency Dong Xiaojun. The high efficiency bamboo charcoal kiln was assembled at the Institute of Nursing, Technology, and Household Management (INTHM), a vocational training institution situated on Swallowfield Road, Kingston, of which Mr. Wallace is a Director. He tells JIS News that the facility, which was assembled over eight weeks during the past summer, is capable of producing approximately 400 pounds of …

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

From www.inquisitr.com | July 5, 2015 The past five years have seen the most growth pertaining to the demand of organic food. This is thanks to a high number of independent studies showing the negatives of conventional foods made with science (such as GMOs). Because of this, organic food has become a viable business as well as a viable diet. The former is exampled best by the fact Costco, the second-largest wholesale retailer in the United States, has invested in organic food to the point it is …

Maine following path to organic dairy farms – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… outdoors, grazing in grass pastures. Steve Getz, who manages the milk supply in most of New England for Organic Valley, sees Maine’s potential whenever he drives through the state. “You go past field after field after field of grasslands,” he said. “Let’s put the land to use.” He’s not the only one thinking that way. Wisconsin-based Organic Valley and New Hampshire-based yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm are running campaigns in Maine to persuade conventional dairy farmers to switch to …

India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America

… took action. In the past decade, however, farmers like Singh have taken matters into their own hands and returned to the chemical-free, organic farming practices they used before fertilizers showed up. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America …

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 …

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

… larger yield and fear raising prices are sticking with traditional seed because it costs less. Even with those conventional farmers, some seed companies said their sales in 2014 did better than any year from the past five years. Others reported a 50 percent increase in sales in 2014 compared to 2013. via Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post. …

What Food Labels Really Mean

By Sylvia Booth Hubbard | April 2, 2015 If you’re like many Americans, you’re reading more food labels than in the past. Perhaps you look for foods labeled “all natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” “GMO-free,” or “0 trans fats.” But what do those labels really mean? Some terms, such as organic, are regulated by the FDA and USDA. Others, such as “all natural,” aren’t regulated at all, and may not mean what you …

Legislature considers banning microbeads: Oregon environment news | OregonLive.com

  Oregon could join the list of states to ban microbeads, a popular exfoliating agent found in face wash and other hygienic products. House Bill 3478 would phase in restrictions on the plastic beads, which often slip past water treatment systems and into the ocean. There, fish mistake them for food, eat them and become contaminated with toxins. Oregon’s ban would not apply to the sale of over-the-counter drugs. Effective immediately, neonicotinoids can no longer be used on Portland …

US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept Expensive and Insufficiently Tested GMO | Global Research

… must protect their citizens and our rights must be respected. We deserve the same level of biosafety protection that European citizens enjoy,” said Mariann Bassey Orovwuje from Friends of the Earth Nigeria. Globally, markets for GM crops have been severely curbed by biosafety laws and regulations in the past decade, and GM foods and crops have been rejected outright by consumers in many countries, especially in Europe. “South African farmers have more than 16 years’ experience cultivating …