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

… organic farming methods and to help new farmers start organic dairy farms. More than a dozen farms have already made the switch or started the process in the past year. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Maine following path to organic dairy farms – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

From www.kansascity.com | June 7, 2015 Can Big Food turn over a new, healthier leaf? Perhaps — if the marketplace demands it. The real power to eat healthily lies in the hands of consumers, but some help from retailers can go a long way. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Subway recently announced they would cut back on the use of artificial flavors, colors and other ingredients “where possible.” No more Yellow No. 6 or Blue No. 1 dye for the taco cheese and avocado ranch dressing. Taco Bell will …

Organic seafood standards coming in 2015

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON – After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… forest including a fruit orchard. His volunteer group met with some resistance when the city gave him a citation for gardening in the public space. But with a bit of Press coverage and 900 signatures on a petition, they fought it and won. And why shouldn’t they? South Central LA has many vacant and unsightly lots, as we do in the Valley. What better way to use that land for something positive and productive. Finely’s prophetic voice has touched millions of people. He “preaches” that …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… apples its seal of approval, it took less than two weeks for the company that produced them, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, to enter into an acquisition agreement with Intrexon Corp. Thomas R. Kasser, Ph.D., senior vice president and head of Intrexon’s food sector has high hopes for the acquisition. In a Press release, Kasser said, “Okanagan is a world leader in the development of fruit-bearing plants to exPress enhanced, advantageous traits with tremendous potential to revolutionize the …