Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

… retail outlet, which includes supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchants, captures nearly half of the market sales of organic food. Other outlets such as gourmet stores, farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture programs comprise the remaining 10 per cent share, while the eCommerce portals capture another big pie in lion’s share. “For our retail expansion, we hope to be present in high footfall areas in both metros and Tier II cities. In the near future, we are also increasing …

The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

By Jewel Topsfield | June 7, 2015 Bali: While high-end hotels in Bali often insist on importing foie gras, wagyu beef, salmon and truffles, Ubud’s Locavore is the sort of right-on restaurant that has slow food movement devotees salivating. Locavore chef Eelke Plasmeijer sources most of his ingredients in Indonesia, including from his own vegetable garden. (Locavore, the 2007 word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary, means a person who eats food grown locally.) Critics on the …

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 …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

… Sutton’s Healthy Eating, an Illinois based firm that sells dietary meal programs. Even the famed Mayo Clinic on its website says that organic products may not be as nutritious as believed.   Source: Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… emissions, improving water conservation, and preserving biodiversity and ecosystems services to help improve crop yields. But for all this effort, programs to cut water use, waste and carbon footprints have not prevented the continued loss of species. Animal populations have dropped by half since 1970, and between 500 and 36,000 species are lost each year. Steve Elliot, a professor at the University of Sydney Business School, says that there’s “a lot of talk and hand waving and international …