Organic Food: The Big Happy Lie

Organic Food: The Big Happy Lie

While many consumers prefer organic products, the cost, resources, and lower yields are such that scaling organic production is highly problematic, if not impossible.

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    The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. More
  • Whole Foods mixes up chicken, vegan salads
    Whole Foods Market Inc. said Thursday that labels on a chicken salad and those on a vegan version of the salad were reversed at some of its cold food bars in the Northeast. More
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    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
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    Yong-Hee Kim still can't believe that in a prosperous country like Germany, powdered baby formula would ever be rationed and that she would have to scour shops in the German capital to find the right brand for her 13-month-old son. More
  • Consumers' shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall StreetConsumers' shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall Street
    So many consumers are opting to buy older iPhone models that some analysts wonder whether Apple has lost its ability to create new versions that dazzle. How strange to think that Vicki Macchiavello's decision to buy an iPhone after years of using a BlackBerry could be bad news for Apple. More
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    Research and Markets: M-Commerce - Global Strategic Business Report - Yahoo! Finance
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  • Top 10 for Wednesday: Top 10 Highlights of Frank Lloyd Wright's ... - Delco Times
    It was big but not elaborate and the ... design is known as organic. ... for a Car Breakdown and a Happy Marriage ... 6. Food Snacks to have on ...
    07/9/2014 - 11:22 am | View Link
  • As spotlight brightens, A's must stay true to themselves - Comcast SportsNet
    ... local and national buzz, big trade ... they have works as an organic thing ... hologrammatically by the food room ... only recently joined ...
    07/8/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • 7/10-13: Parties of the week -
    Maya to spin their organic sounds. ... championship game on the big screen. ... Reverse happy hour will run from 10 ... feature DJ music, food, ...
    07/8/2014 - 7:11 am | View Link
  • Eight brilliant baked bites -
    – in Melbourne we are happy to ... Sydney Rd, Brunswick Organic grain ... busiest – join the big but fast ... He drove Melbourne’s first ...
    07/7/2014 - 2:04 pm | View Link
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  • Valley Fresh Organics in Gypsum provides locals with fresh plants, produce and food
    Terri Vroman, right, and Chris La Venture, left, talk about different lettuce plants during a Colorado Master Gardeners Plant Sale Thursday in Eagle.
    06/11/2014 - 7:14 pm | View Link
  • Little Mokka Takes on Big Starbucks
    Berkeley residents and small businesses rallied to help a small independently owned cafe in Berkeley when a corporate giant threatened it. by Michael Berry Michael and Susan Iida spent two years researching the coffee trade before they opened Mokka cafe in Berkeley. They read numerous books, took classes, attended conventions, and sought the expert advice of the Specialty Coffee Association of ...
    06/11/2014 - 3:53 am | View Link
  • Chef Maria Hines fixes food that keeps her happy and healthy
    These days the chef-owner of three certified-organic Seattle restaurants is far more likely to have a bottle of water at her elbow than a Pabst Blue Ribbon.
    06/7/2014 - 5:37 pm | View Link
  • Grocery Industry Celebrates Top New Items on Canada's Shelves
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    06/5/2014 - 10:52 am | View Link
  • Upscale India dairies promise safer milk
    On an Indian farm, cows listen to custom music, and are checked before gently squeezed for milk and are allowed to step away at will.
    06/4/2014 - 7:05 pm | View Link
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  • Big Ag corporations trying to blur the lines between organic and GMOs
    Where's the happy medium? There might not be one anymore. You better check. Stick to organic and local. That's your best bet. Don't gamble with your health over "blurred lines" when it comes to food, drink and personal care products. Remember, trust the ...
    07/19/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you
    The third of three really big problems with the certification process is that so much food now is in the globalized food chain ... And if they’re open and happy to talk with you about it then I would suggest that should give you a certain feeling ...
    07/19/2014 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • Food bank gets big organic-food deposit from Wedderspoon farm
    Martin was happy to help the food bank in need of fresh, organic food year-round. "It's a good way of farming — and giving back to the community," he said of bounty from Wedderspoon's model of permaculture just off North Cowichan's Herd Road. Produce ...
    08/3/2013 - 12:57 pm | View Link
  • Why buying local, organic food online beats shopping at big box grocery stores
    My sons come home from school and open the refrigerator and big smiles break out ... I tried SPUD and wasn’t so happy with it and stopped using it. The changes SPUD has made under new management have been good ones. Food’s better at home than eating ...
    03/13/2013 - 6:53 am | View Link
  • Standing up to Big Food's Organic End Run: Who Will, and Why?
    The early proponents of pure food--the ones who held the line when the rest of the world called them nutty--must be very happy. Or are they ... promoted seems to have been somewhat forgotten. Big Food has entered the organic business, changing ...
    09/19/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Healthy, Natural Pet Foods
    At Natural Balance Pet Foods, we pride ourselves on delivering healthy, natural pet foods for dogs, cats, and large carnivores in animal reserves and zoos. See why ...
    07/31/2014 - 2:38 am | View Website
  • Whole Foods Market | Whole Foods Market
    Ready for a transcendent experience? Or just want to make some healthier meals? Whole Foods Market has stores in the US, UK and Canada.
    07/30/2014 - 9:30 pm | View Website
  • Vitacost
    We're your best source for discount vitamins, supplements, health foods, and more. Prices up to 50% off retail! Shop our selection of over 40,000 items.
    07/30/2014 - 6:02 pm | View Website
  • : Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce ...
    One 54-ounce jar of pure-white, USDA-certified-organic, virgin coconut oil; Cold-pressed from fresh coconuts within two hours of chopping; light true-coconut taste, aroma
    07/30/2014 - 2:06 pm | View Website
  • NATURAL Red Velvet Cake | The Big Bake Theory
    Remember my post on Red Velvet Cake and how I said I was experimenting to make my natural red velvet cake taste less like beets? Well, I’ve done it…
    07/30/2014 - 1:09 pm | View Website
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