Recent Event Highlights: Havana Homegrown: Inside Cuba's Urban Agriculture Revolution, How to Choose Organic Produce, Meat and Dairy.mov, DISHING IT OUT: Iron Men compete for St. Louis Area Food Bank - St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Health Products Expo West/Supply Expo Lands in Southern California - Before It's News, What It Takes to Fight Obesity - New York Times (blog), Trinity Rescue Mission farm to supply organic produce to Jacksonville's hungry - Florida Times-Union, and 157 more...
Created by dipity on Jul 30, 2009
Last updated: 01/21/11 at 02:32 AM
Cuba is not only an island nation in terms of its geography, but also its economy and politics as a result of the US embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's largest source of trade and aid until the Berlin Wall fell in 1991. Cut off from the world's pipeline of food, oil, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, Cuba embarked upon an ambitious program to grow as much of its own organic food as possible in the 1990s during what was known as the "special period." This short video produced by the nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI) peeks into Havana's urban farms and gardens to see what lessons they have to offer other cities working to move toward sustainable food security. For more information on other homegrown solutions around the world, please see KGI's website here: kitchengardeners.org
Julie Daniluk, author of Meals That Heal, explains how to choose the healthiest organic food and how to make the best natural meat and dairy choices.
DISHING IT OUT: Iron Men compete for St. Louis Area Food BankSt. Louis Globe-DemocratIn addition to the handmade goods, the fair will also have many informational booths on everything from growing organic food at home to making reconstructed ...and more »
Health Products Expo West/Supply Expo Lands in Southern CaliforniaBefore It's NewsAnaheim, Calif. â€“ Have you ever visited Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joeâ€™s, or any other store that offers organic foods and products? ...and more »
New York Times (blog)What It Takes to Fight ObesityNew York Times (blog)Whenever possible, eat local, fresh, organic food. Cost is relative. Either you spend it on quality food, or on medical care to treat the problems eating a ...and more »
Trinity Rescue Mission farm to supply organic produce to Jacksonville's hungryFlorida Times-UnionThe US Department of Agriculture defines organic food as food that is given no antibiotics or growth hormones and produced by farmers emphasizing ...
Food Revolution or Organic Revolution? Or both?Huffington Post (blog)Because what we really, really need most of all is an Organic Food Revolution -- not just for our bodies, not just for our planet, but for our minds and ...and more »
Delicious, Nutritious, Local FoodHuffington Post (blog)We have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to help more farmers grow sustainable and organic food to feed all communities. ...
Organic farming feeds Terry man's passionJackson Clarion LedgerSmith's farm and another in Byram are among the pioneers of the movement of the organic food growers movement in the Jackson area. ...and more »
BNETIn a New Campaign, Whole Foods Channels Its Inner Organic ActivistBNETAnd Whole Food's pesky China problem continues to fester since the company still buys organic food — chiefly frozen vegetables — from China, ...
Organic Standards For Different ProductsNatural Products MarketplaceShe starts by noting nutritionists are still in argument over whether organic foods are nutritionally better and said it would be difficult to say ...Tips for Buying Organic: Q & A By: Cheryl TallmanHealthy Wealthy n Wiseall 6 news articles »
Forbes (blog)US Plans Spot Tests of Organic ProductsNew York TimesIt will also require unannounced inspections of organic producers and processors and start regular reviews of organic products in stores to make sure they ...Don't Trust Organic Labels...YetForbes (blog)Report finds flaws in organic food labelingBrattleboro ReformerStrict spot testing of organic food dueUPI.comAustralian Food -Atlantic Online (blog) -The Big Money (blog)all 296 news articles »
ONE Bio Signs Distribution Agreement With China's Largest Meat ProducerCNNMoney.com (press release)Key products include widely recognized Solanesol, CoQ10, Resveratrol and 5-HTP, organic fertilizers, and organic bamboo health food and beverages. ...and more »
United Natural Foods 2Q Earnings Up 15% Amid Higher SalesWall Street JournalUnited Natural Foods Inc.'s (UNFI) fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 15% amid higher sales and lower interest expenses. Last quarter, the organic food ...United Natural Q2 profit lags Street, revenue beatsReutersUNFI Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.36PR Newswire (press release)all 19 news articles »
Food Safety NewsFood Policy on Capitol Hill This WeekFood Safety NewsBill Niman, founder of Niman Ranch; Linda Boardman, president of Applegate Farms, an organic meat and cheese supplier for Whole Foods; and Steve Ells, ...and more »
New EU organic-food logo will confuse consumers, claims FPCHorticulture WeekThe logo goes on all pre-packed organic food from member states from 1 July. It aims to improve consumer protection and promote organic growing and farming. ...
Oscar Week: Food Inc. Director Robert KennerTIMEI think on one level we can do it individually by eating in season, going to farmers markets, buying local, buying organic, reading labels, ...and more »
Restaurant sells nutrition to goUT The Daily TexanAs an all-natural, organic-food restaurant, one would think Simply Fit Meals would be against instant cooking, but pre-packaged food and eating on-the-go is ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)HEALTH MATTERS! Eastside Organic Stores & Dr. Oz's Cancer Commando Fighting ...Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Besides the regular grocery stores (that are thankfully carrying organic foods) are some other places that you might not think of until you go there and see ...and more »
Is organic food better than non-organic?CTV.caNot all organic food sold in Metro Vancouver stores is grown in the Lower Mainland and some fruits and vegetables travel just as far as non-organic produce. ...
Turkmenistan NewsSuit seeks to bar genetically modified sugar beetsThe Associated PressOrganic farmers, food safety advocates and conservation groups already have won a lawsuit forcing federal authorities to reconsider their 2005 approval of ...Organic growers want Monsanto away from their sugar beetsZambia Newsall 262 news articles »
Converted Organics Partners with N.J. Educational Institutions to Source ...MarketWatch (press release)... educational institutions to collect, process and convert their organic food waste into Converted Organics' all-natural organic fertilizer products. ...Market Report -- In Play (COIN)MSN Moneyall 12 news articles »
While sales of conventionally-produced foods in Germany have stagnated during the economic crisis, organic products are selling well. In Berlin, one of the biggest markets for organic food in Europe, supermarkets, organic food store chains and small greengrocers compete for a slice of the business.
Tell the USDA: action.foodandwaterwatch.org action.foodandwaterwatch.org The USDA is getting closer to approving Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa. One of the biggest impacts of allowing the use of GE alfalfa is contamination of other crops, including organic alfalfa, which is used by most organic dairies. The USDA actually acknowledges the problem of contamination, but claims consumers and others in the organic movement may not care about the contamination. This is absurd, considering one of the main reasons many people seek out organic food is to avoid genetically engineered crops. We need to let the USDA know that consumers don't want genetically engineered foods, and don't want organic foods to be contaminated. Tell the USDA to reject the approval for Monsanto's GE alfalfa. Tell the USDA: action.foodandwaterwatch.org Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada: oacc.info Our Website: www.justsaynotogmos.com DIGG This Video: digg.com
...It is recommended that the hotel chain should buy more organic food to use in their facilities. Comparative Report of Organic Food Introduction Food is not only necessary for survival, but has become an interest in the minds of many Americans. There are entire...
An excerpt from p&t's episode on Organic Food.
FOOD FACT: You can make your own organic baby food that will please your wallet and your little one. (Photo: jessicafm/Flickr
Homemade organic baby food is fresh, healthy, tastes better than jarred and cuts down on packaging waste. The one downside
2009-11-12 11:01:56 - Bharatbook.com included a new report on "Emerging Organic Food Markets" which provides the Factors affecting the growth of Organic Food Markets worldwide.
analysis of organic food market is done on the basis of its
2009-11-06 12:15:54 - "Emerging Organic Food Markets” report provides extensive and exhaustive research on the growing market for organic food and beverages all around the world.
analysis of organic food market is done on the basis of its
Here it is the second week of my video food blog. This week my daughter joins me to cohost the show. I show how I preserved some of the herbs. I received this box October 17th, 2009. For more information on sources for organic foods check out www.localharvest.org. For more information about this CSA go to www.inlandempirecsa.com. If you like the show add it to your subscriptions and pass it on :). Happy Eating!
NOTE: This is an abridged version of an hour-long conversation with Mackey. For that and downloadable versions, go to reason.tv When he started his first organic food store in Austin, Texas in 1978, Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder John Mackey had no idea that he would eventually usher in not just a revolution in how we shop but what we buy. If you dig being able to buy dozens of types of once-exotic apples, or cheese, or wine, or soaps, or countless other items, you can thank Mackey in part for helping to create cathedrals of commerce that have vastly enriched our day-to-day lives and vastly expanded our palates. (Full disclosure: Mackey has contributed to Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.) In August, Mackey became one of the most controversial businessmen in America when he penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal outlining his company's free-market-oriented health care system and offering eight concrete reforms that would reduce costs and improve access. Noting that health care is not "a right" as that term is properly understood, Mackey forcefully argued that increasing government intervention into health care is precisely the wrong thing to do: "The last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the ...
One man. Two wigs. And a mother who's very upset that her family won't enjoy nature's goodness -- organic milk. Wanna see some outtakes from past videos? Go here: mattkoval.com What was that milk really made of??? mattkoval.com twitter.com www.facebook.com Oh, and white zinfandel is a type of wine.
Food stores Schucks and Dierbergs both have a section in their stores dedicated to organic food. When you start going through this section, you notice that prices are a lot higher than regular food. You ask yourself, "Is there that big a
Organic food is a popular choice for grocery shoppers. But is it more nutritious than non-organic food? New research out of London says "No."
Oh, where to begin? After all, there are so many reasons why organic products is better and so many living things for which it is better. It is better for you, it is better for the farmers and the people in farming communities, and it is better for the
I got asked to stop filming!!! Hahahah....must be more stealthy next time although that's kind of hard with the big open spaces and staff members everywhere. Just a note, this is a really big store - most grocery stores here are not quite as big as this but many metropolitan areas have one or two of these megastores where you can also find a restaurant, a phone store, electronics, home hardware and a drugstore beside the grocery. Something I didn't address: the prices. Food prices in Switzerland are among the highest in all of Europe, for example much higher than in neighbouring countries like Germany or France. However, the quality of the food is in some ways also higher. Much of the meat comes from Swiss farms, and although the cost of having livestock in an expensive country like Switzerland is exorbitant, the quality of the meat is also really amazing. Organic food is very popular in Switzerland with usually a very large assortment available at all the big chain grocers. All organic food must be officially certified by an independent commission, and the criteria for becoming an organic farmer are very stringent. Swiss people in general care a lot about their food, where it comes from, the quality of the meat and produce, and the conditions the animals live in. However, all this comes at a pretty hefty price. Sometimes I wish food was cheaper and that Switzerland allowed more foreign imports to bring down prices, but on the other hand I think it is great that supporting Swiss farmers helps to keep up a high standard of food grade, versus cheap mass imports that are of inferior quality.
As always on my latest vids, I use annotations. When a little vid pop up, you can press it and be taken to the whole video. =) The Food Safety Bill HR 2749 is less about food safety and more about giving the Federal Government, through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the power to control food from production to point of sale. Opponents of the Bill say that if this Bill becomes law then most family farms, including organic farms, and homesteaders will be forced to go out of business. Which will mean the end of buying locally grown food and in particular organic food from organic food stores. ezinearticles.com morningmayans Vlog www.youtube.com Military planning for H1N1 outbreak www.youtube.com US Military Plan To Assist Airlines During H1N1 Outbreak www.youtube.com Rep. Louise Slaughter In Support of Food Safety www.youtube.com New research shows organic food has no additional benefits www.youtube.com
www.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying
C onsumers who choose organic food are often willing to pay a premium, but it turns out added nutritional benefits may not be included in the hefty price tag. A new analysis has found organic food has the same nutritional quality as crops grown under
Globe and Mail
Organic food is no healthier and provides no significant nutritional benefit compared with conventionally produced food, according to a new, independent study funded by the Food Standards Agency. But its conclusions have been called into question by
Tasty: But the FSA says eating organic vegetables does not have significant health benefits
Eating organic food does not provide any significant nutritional or health benefits, according to a study published today.
An independent review commissioned by
Daily Mail - UK
A division of Dean Foods, the organic industry's largest namebrand manufacturer, rocked the organic world this week when it was reported that the agribusiness giant intended to create an entirely new, lower-priced, product category, "natural dairy,"
Just as organic food is touted as beneficial to the human diet, organic food can greatly improve the health of your pet. No longer relegated to the aisles of musty health food stores, organic and natural foods, both fresh and packaged, have now gone
Celebrated chefs Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters and Duff Goldman discuss the organic food movement. ... "Anthony Bourdain" "Tony Bourdain" "No Reservations" "Alice Waters" "Chez Panisse" "Duff Goldman" "Ace of Cakes" organic food
About the Film --- How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the ...
...import. - Emerging markets like Spain, Singapore and India are supported by their government to promote organic farming. - Organic food market in Asia-Pacific is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of approx 18% during 2008-2010. - Large retailers are increasingly...
...a business that delivers organic food to your home. Here are a few businesses in Detroit that deliver various types of organic food. Good Food Company The Good Food Company has been a part of the Detroit landscape since 1984 and treats their loyal customers...
...top to check the available organic delivery times in the Elgin area or other Chicago suburbs. It's possible to have your organic food and produce delivered when you are home, or placed in a special protective box on your doorstep to pick up in the evening....
...organic foods is not only a way to go green, it is also considered to be a much healthier way to eat. Organic food is simply food that isn't treated or raised with toxins and drugs that are introduced to the plant or animal through chemical components or...