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Fair Trade for a Better World

November 28, 2011
Fair Trade for a Better World

Lately we’ve been reading The Fair World Project, Launched by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in 2010 to promote fair trade in commerce. Lots of great information here for any one interested in either the fair trade movement or organic food. But don’t take our word for it, swing over and have a look...
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New Campaign Seeks to Make Big Changes at the American Dietetic Association—RDs Speak Out!

November 23, 2011
New Campaign Seeks to Make Big Changes at the American Dietetic Association—RDs Speak Out!

Registered Dietitians are tired of their organization being financed by the junk food industry and Big Pharma. Now they’re starting to speak out. EatRight.org is the American Dietetic Association’s website. It claims to offer “food and nutrition information you can trust.” But can we really trust nutrition information from an organization that says sugar, fluoride,...
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Farm Market News

September 15, 2011
Farm Market News

Spanish farmers take food co-ops one step further Independent farmers on the Mediterranean island of Majorca are bypassing distributors and selling their organic produce directly to customers over the Internet. Mika and Rafel Serrano are not your typical farmers. They own just a small piece of land and no livestock at all, but they...
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The True Food Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GMOs

August 8, 2011
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If you’ve been trying to avoid products that contain genetically modified/engineered ingredients then you know just how daunting a task it can be. Particularly in the U.S. (and Canada), where labeling these products is not mandatory. There are literally thousands upon thousands of products that contain some GM ingredients. And regardless of warnings by...
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Localize It

August 2, 2011
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Podponics Grows High-Tech Organic Produce In Shipping Containers Founded by a former software engineer, the company–which just received almost $1 million in funding–is working on ways to provide local food to cities. And by local, they mean truly local. Their special “growing pods” can produce food anywhere. As fuel prices go up, the cost...
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THE GMO FILM PROJECT

July 29, 2011
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THE GMO FILM PROJECT tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake of January 2010. After a journey to Haiti to learn...
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Back to natural farming

July 10, 2011
Back to natural farming

Anitha Pailoor B N Nandish, a farmer in Shikaripura taluk’s Churchigundi, has developed his own farming practices based on five basic fundamentals – soil, sunlight, aeration, water and food. Inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s ‘One Straw Revolution,’ Nandish took to natural farming, and hasn’t looked back ever since, writes Anitha Pailoor Rudramuni is a relieved...
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THE NON-GMO SOYBEAN CONNECTION

July 6, 2011
THE NON-GMO SOYBEAN CONNECTION

A WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIP IN ONTARIO By Arianne Pfoutz Two Canadians have teamed up for a successful partnership—one that other farmers and producers might learn a thing or two from. Dror Balshine, president of Sol Cuisine located in Toronto, manufactures soy foods made from organic, non-GMO soybeans. Harro Wehrmann, owner of Wehrmann Farms near Ripley,...
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Winter Green Farm

June 23, 2011
Winter Green Farm

A New Face at the Market, an Old Hand at Organic Farming by Sarah Nicholson, EDN Driving (or biking) along Noti’s Poodle Creek Road, you feel like you’ve found one of those locations that make the Willamette Valley so special. All of a sudden, the valley opens up and you see rows and rows...
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Farming Needs ‘Major Shift’

June 13, 2011
Farming Needs ‘Major Shift’

Farming Needs ‘Major Shift’ as Food System Fails, UN Farming Agency Says World farming needs a “major shift” to more sustainable practices as intensive crop production since the 1960s has degraded soils, depleted ground water and caused pest outbreaks, the United Nations said. More farmers need to reduce ploughing and alternate cereals with soil-improving...
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