Method keeps salmon fresh for a month without the use of chemicals

… ‘conventional’ food producers, because supermarket chains tend to prioritise the cheapest and simplest methods of chilling. Joint research effort for small companies SINTEF is going to test the method on Norwegian ecological raw materials among other products, as part of the European Union project SUS-Organic, which is aimed at helping smaller companies that produce organic food. “These small companies don’t have the resources to develop and demonstrate the potential of …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

By Shannon Van Hoesen | June 23, 2015 WASHINGTON – The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government’s recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops, EWG said in a statement. The International Agency for research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, said 2,4-D is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” because …

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

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation’s grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the law. The letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin from the head of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, dated Wednesday, said companies could be fined up to $1,000 a day per unlabeled item — a can of soup or a box of …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… of legal marijuana soared to $2.7 billion last year from $1.5 billion the year prior, according to the ArcView Group, an investment and research firm focused on cannabis. According to the Fortune article, ArcView’s 470 member investors have poured some $41 million into 54 weed companies of late. “Recipients include Eaze, which aims to be the Uber of pot delivery (it got $11.5 million), and Medicine Man, a Denver dispensary that nabbed $1.6 million,” Alsever writes. To continue reading this …

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

… the organic food industry. Just what does it mean to be organic and are they really better for you than conventional foods? With more and more organic products flying off the shelves, most consumers believe they are getting a healthier product, regardless of price. But is that true? That depends on who you believe. Nova Scotia Organics’ Nancy Smithers said that research compiled from 50 studies comparing traditionally produced food to organic showed that organics have a higher nutritional …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

… research, education and extension project, which is showing several environmental and economic benefits for an integrated cropping and livestock system, according to Perry Miller, MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences who is part of the research team. Miller said that in a typical organic farming system, tillage is used to terminate cover crops and to get rid of unwanted weeds. However, frequent mechanical tilling can disrupt soil structure and reduce organic matter, …

Farmers who switch to organic face strict rules, costs, red tape – Times Union

… of research, and with no previous experience, she exited the conventional working world to start a farm. She left health care, she said, because she saw so little being done to prevent health problems before they started. “Healthy food will keep us healthy,” she said. Now, she owns Eight Mile Creek Farm in Westerlo, running it with her daughter and an intern. She raises cows, chickens, pigs and horses, and grows more than 30 kinds of vegetables. When looking around at the rolling …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… fungicides greatly reduce the quality of nutrition, and have also been shown to cause numerous long-term health risks such as cancer, birth defects, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Immediate health risks can attribute to acute intoxication such as vomiting, diarrhea, blurred vision, tremors, convulsions, and nerve damage. Further research shows that young children with higher levels of pesticide residue in their urine were more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

… 10 foods to your grocery list, your money will go further in terms of your shopping budget, as well as your health. The average prices listed below were gathered from various sources, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the USDA Economic research Service (ERS). Nutritional information was provided by a variety of sources including NutritionData.com. If you’re concerned that prices may rise significantly when buying organic, don’t worry. There are easy ways to buy organic foods on a …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… GE/GM ingredients. It would continue a failed 14-year “voluntary” labeling policy.  No companies have voluntarily labeled GMO’s in 14 years. Cancer, ugh, scary. I’m all for finding a cure for cancer and I ran for the cure until my knees couldn’t take it any more. I believe in cancer cure research but I also believe in society’s responsibility to identify and limit cancerous pollutants in the environment. Cancers can be decreased if we limited and/or eliminated chemicals like …