With 2.9 million children fed each day, the biggest school districts in the US are working together to get healthy food on kids' plates and use compostable dishware.
The Big Island is taking the ultimate step of outright banning GMO crops.
The Kauai Council Overrode the Mayor's veto on requirements for GMO plantings on the island.
It's time to shift the discourse from simply focusing on the price of organic food to examining the price of unhealthy and expensive conventional foods.
As this natural sweetener is used in more products, it can provide a healthy replacement for dwindling demand for tobacco crops.
Japan is the latest country to sign an organic trade agreement with the US, and the first in Asia. As of January 1, 2014 certified organic products can move freely between the US and Japan, growing markets, organic jobs across the supply chain and organic farming acreage in both countries. It makes it much easier and cheaper for organic producers to export – it relieves them from having to get organic certification separately in both countries while ensuring the organic integrity of products. The result is higher profits for producers and lower retail prices. Green tea, sake and mushrooms are currently the most popular organic exports from Japan to the US, according to the USDA. The US exports $80 million worth of organic products to Japan each year – much more than it imports. US organic exports to Japan include soybeans, cauliflower, nuts and processed products such as frozen meals. USDA estimates this agreement could more than triple those sales to $250 million a year over the next 10 years, reports Associated Press. Equivalency agreements are signed after assessments conclude that both countries have “equivalent” programs for organic certification in terms of what it takes to get certified, managed and enforced. Although programs may not be identical, they achieve the same objectives and maintain the high-quality standards important to the integrity of both programs. Under the agreement, Japan’s Ministry […]
This pure corporate welfare rider actually gives Monsanto and peers complete protection from the courts.
Nevada is moving aggressively into indoor agriculture, viewed as an increasingly important industry worldwide.
The federal government is paying through the nose for crop failures related to climate change - poor farming practices aren't helping.
A report documents how the US State Dept. twists the arms of countries to accept genetically engineered crops.