As organic pioneers recognized more than twenty years ago, there is something keenly satisfying about controlling your destiny.
There are more kinds of milk out there than ever — soy, almond, coconut. But just as dizzying is the array of choices for plain old cow’s milk. This milk primer can help.
What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? Essentially, that’s the idea in this report from the Guardian about a group of poverty-stricken Indian rice and potato farmers who harvested confirmed world-record yields of rice and potatoes. Best of all: They did it completely sans-GMOs or even chemicals of any kind.
About once a week the phone rings at the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Chicago’s artsy Logan Square neighborhood with the same question: Got milk? Organic, to be exact.
The largest study to look at organophosphate exposure in humans sets the stage for vital research into the health effects of pesticides.
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming.
For nearly 20 years, organic dairying promised a strong future for farmers, appealing to a new, more sustainable-minded generation and allowing them to charge more for their milk.
Throughout my life, I’ve been lucky to know and work with many amazing people. People who commit themselves to wanting to make change and making people’s lives better. They truly inspire me, and I only can hope that I inspire them, too.
With momentum on its side, the organic sector is strutting its stuff.
Anyone who's been in a supermarket lately knows labels can be tricky. Between "organic," "local" and other food claims, what's a savvy shopper to do?