Health motivation still top reason to go organic; parents also want to steer clear of GMO
Imagine an ad campaign for organic food as ubiquitous as “Got Milk?,” “Pork. The Other White Meat,” and “Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner.” That’s the idea behind a proposed federal program that would collect money from organic producers, and put it in a single pot for promotion and industry research for the whole organics sector.
No two ways about it. Organic food usually costs a little more than non-organic. But a new study shows that an increasing number of American parents are willing to dig deeper into their wallets to buy products that carry the organic seal.
And no, it's not something leafy or green.
Many consumers believe that "natural" products are better and healthier than others, but are often confused about what the label actually means. Now Consumer Reports is launching a campaign to ban the term, claiming it confuses and misleads shoppers.
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Move over Got Milk? and Beef: It's What's for Dinner. The organic industry is laying plans for it's own industry-funded research and promotion program thanks to legislative changes in the 2014 farm bill.
Food labeling can often be misleading and confusing, which is why “certified organic” is an important choice for consumers.
The farm bill signed by President Obama last month was at first glance the usual boon for soybean growers, catfish farmers and their ilk. But closer examination reveals that the nation’s agriculture policy is increasingly more whole grain than white bread.
The first recipient of The Organic Center’s (The Center’s) newly established Award of Excellence will be recognized in March at the organization’s annual VIP Dinner held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.