Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… stall featuring the handmade products by cancer survivors such as bamboo products, bags, soaps, decorations and candles. The stall also distributes pamphlets on various types of cancer to visitors at the exhibition. “We started from Kozhikode two years ago and has now completed 40 exhibitions across the State. This has helped the cause of Punarjani a lot, as in many places the visitors at the stall have come forward ready to help in whatever way they could,” Narmatha Nangai, who runs the …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… organically grown produce, and animal products. These are the types of foods we need to focus on in order to decrease toxins in the body. We are what we eat. If we don’t eat clean and fresh now, how will we feel later? Food Quality – Organic foods have a decrease nitrate content (as fertilizers are not nitrogen based) and increased mineral content. This includes calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. An added bonus in eating organic is that the produce hasn’t travelled for weeks. “If …

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

… TripAdvisor website, normally curmudgeonly types, post mostly glowing reviews of Locavore’s tasting menus. “My favourites were raw beef with shaved radish and wasabi mayonnaise; the intense amuse-bouche of tomato sorbet with tomato consomme; the dessert of cucumber, white chocolate and passionfruit,” raves Twan v from Amsterdam. Twan v doesn’t know it, but he may never again eat an “intense amuse-bouche” as ethically sound. Even Plasmeijer was unaware of the …

Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post

… of all food sales. Most predict these types of products will yield 16 percent annual growth over the next three years. The market is strong in Europe and growing in the United States. There is an estimated $8.5 billion non-GMO industry in the U.S. now, and sales are escalating faster than many conventional food products. Farmers are moving with the trend. Non-GMO seeds are selling, with farmers looking to sell a smaller amount of high-quality products at a premium price. Others who prefer a …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

… not retain its freshness as long as a full head of lettuce. At some stores or farmer’s markets, you can save money by buying seconds or bruised produce, which can be either eaten soon after purchase or frozen for soups or smoothies. Shoppers with all types of budgets can appreciate a wholesome bargain. Exact prices, of course, depend on the store and the region, but no matter where you shop, the following foods tend to be a great deal when you consider their nutritional value. If you add these …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… genetically modified foods, but with the Arctic variety, apples are now another type of GMO product approved by the USDA. The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden are two types of apples that control browning, which apples quickly suffer from as soon as their flesh is exposed to the air. Normally anti-browning additives might be used, which can be costly and use controversial chemicals, but these apples have been genetically engineered to get around the browning issue. Once the USDA gave the Arctic …

‘Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

… fore in global negotiations on climate change, which scientists warn will be responsible for increasingly violent and frequent natural catastrophes around the world. “It boils down to the fact that women and men have different types of vulnerabilities already in the world,” said Tara Shine, special advisor to the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice think tank, headed by the former Irish president-turned UN special envoy for climate change. “And then climate change comes …