New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

… regret to my grave,” she said. Rodnings’s venture, Jiva Bites, finds her putting together pre-prepared meals and delivering them to your door. She said what separates her service from other national services is her emphasis on local and organic food. She said that the name is a play on the term “soul food.” “‘Jiva’ is one sanskrit word for ‘soul,’” she said. “I came up with the name after spending weeks calling the business ‘The …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

… of synthetic chemicals or genetic engineering reached $35.9 billion in 2014, an 11 percent increase over 2013 and about 5.1 percent of U.S. grocery spending. The organic sector’s average annual growth of about 10 percent is triple that of overall food sales, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and trade association data. Rising consumer demand in what’s been a niche market is creating shortages, pushing companies that supply farms needing organic feed to seek out foreign …

Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine | Environment | The Guardian

… solution to a significant environmental problem,” said Dr Chris Chuck from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. “We’re putting contaminated water in and taking out valuable metals, clean water and producing fuel.” The Wheal Jane mine, near Truro, closed in 1992. But the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is still spending £2m a year on cleaning it up and combating its polluting effects. The project to clean up its acidic water using …