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 …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

By Denise Kirnig, Coalition for Better Health | June 19, 2015 Sustainable food habits that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment. A sustainable food system is a collaborative network that integrates sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management in order to enhance the environmental, economic and social health of a particular place. Farmers, consumers and …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

… cereal, for instance — that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. The law is due to take effect next year. “Even with the best of intentions, excellent supply chain logistics and herculean efforts, product will be in the wrong place at any given time, resulting in millions upon millions of dollars in potential fines,” said GMA President Pamela G. Bailey. She estimated more than 100,000 items sold in the state would require Vermont-specific labels, a companies could quickly amass …

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

… for citizens. Regarding food sovereignty, Naida Quispe Farfán stated that it means, “to be able to decide out of the products we have what can we produce, what amount goes for certain use, and how much goes to a particular place. Some goes on exports, the rest on national consumption. Therefore, we learn to prioritize for ourselves. How? According to our reality and our capacities.” The conference also touched on reaching out to the children of farmers by expanding programs to get them …

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 …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… drive through, than the drive by.” He goes on to point out that in South Central LA people are dying from curable diseases and conditions like obesity, diabetes, kidney failure and heart disease. His description of a place over-run with fast food restaurants, “wheelchairs being sold like used cars, dialysis centers popping up on every corner like Starbucks” vacant lots, car dependency — sounds very familiar. Similar to Finely’s neighborhood, the Rio Grande Valley’s statistics are …

Defining organic – Parksville Qualicum News

By Candace Wu, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Posted 17 March 2015 In an age of artisan crackers and gluten-free everything — what does it even mean to be organic? That’s what the B.C. government is trying to figure out. The Ministry of Agriculture is looking to regulate the term “organic” through a certification program that would see standards put in place for farmers who want to call their practices and products organic. Currently, companies with organic products may …

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

… maize (corn). Only four African countries -South Africa, Egypt, Burkina Faso and Sudan- have released GM crops commercially but the issue of genetically modified maize is deeply controversial, given that maize is the staple food of millions of Africans. Unlike Europe and other regions where strong biosafety laws have been in place for years, most African countries still lack such laws. Only seven African countries currently have functional biosafety frameworks in place. “African governments …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… were linked to the listeria outbreak, and at least three out of the seven deaths reported involved listeriosis. As a result, Malaysia and other Asian countries put restrictions in place on U.S. apple imports, including varieties that were not part of the recall. Apple associations lament that this “hysteria” was due in part to no follow-up announcements following the initial outbreak announcement by the FDA. Jim Bair, president and CEO of the U.S. Apple Association, told The Packer, “(We …