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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    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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    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
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    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
  • Get a garden going with kids’ help - Star-Telegram
    ... enjoying the abundance of organic material. ... the delicate process of where our food comes from ... restraint to refrain from doing a happy ...
    04/6/2015 - 5:12 am | View Link
  • Grey Group ad firm shows industry isn't 'Mad Men' anymore - New York Daily News
    ... or grease the skids for happy hour. ... day usual: a green power smoothie from the organic food place down the ... It’s one big playground ...
    04/5/2015 - 2:49 pm | View Link
  • Firms feasting on Asian demand - The Australian
    ... of the big ingredients commonly used in food for children. If we could source red dates in Australia that were ­organic, we’d be very happy...
    04/5/2015 - 2:13 pm | View Link
  • Microloans get organic touch with Whole Foods - Yahoo! Finance
    ... but not because she was happy or sad. ... that trip was really the big jumping ... But to Neilson, Whole Food's microloan ... The organic ...
    04/5/2015 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • Q&A: Rahul Akerkar -
    ... what is it that makes you happy and ... everyone—the food trucks, food on ... developed through an organic process. ... and the market is ...
    04/3/2015 - 10:26 am | View Link
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  • Involving kids in gardening teaches them about food and nature
    By Lauren Knight Special to The Washington Post Despite a long and particularly snow-laden winter for many parts of the country, warm weather is just around the corner. In some places, spring daffodils and crocuses have popped up out of the soil as the ground thaws and the sunshine warms the earth. It is time to start thinking about that vegetable garden. Spring brings not only hope of warm ...
    04/6/2015 - 6:48 am | View Link
  • Give a chick a chance
    How to raise chickens in the suburbs, save money and live more sustainably in the city.
    04/4/2015 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Microloans get organic touch with Whole Foods
    Without any orders from their bosses, Whole Foods employees are stepping up to provide both money and know-how for microloan projects.
    04/4/2015 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • Organic and allergen-sensitive food group to move its headquarters to North Stonington
    Jovial Foods Inc. owners have big plans for the former home of Randall's Ordinary.
    03/31/2015 - 8:46 pm | View Link
  • Site Last Updated 12:41 am, Monday
    ZOO Bee Organic Farm in Empawah, Sungai Bidut, will receive the Malaysian Organic Scheme (SOM) certification in May.
    03/28/2015 - 2:25 pm | View Link
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  • Organic Valley nearing $1 billion in sales
    One of the big drivers in the increasing consumer demand is the big chain stores, like Wal-Mart, who have decided to go all in with organic food offerings ... and Jerry McGeorge weren’t the only ones happy about the success of the Organic Valley Co ...
    04/19/2015 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • Buyers turning to organic garlic growers for flavour
    and have also sent small trial shipments to a food co-op in Sydney, which is keen for more. Ian says most specialist businesses he approached were happy to pay around $28 a kilo for the garlic, with some other organic growers asking considerably higher ...
    04/14/2015 - 7:10 pm | View Link
  • My Baby's First Word Will be iPad (And Other Stupid Things I've Worried About)
    I would of course worry about big things, like what the ... We were going on over a year of only organic food and liquid passing through my sweet, dear child's lips and I couldn't have been more smug and happy about it. Was I little obsessive about it?
    04/14/2015 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • This is the real food revolution
    And in the meantime, make organic farmers seem like crazy hippies ... We need four simple things to stay alive and happy: food, water, shelter and love. We’ve become so dependent on this great big complex system that we’ve pushed the food thing ...
    04/13/2015 - 10:26 am | View Link
  • Why Don't All Farmers Grow Organic Food?
    Organic food is a gigantic profitable Big Ag enterprise ensconced in a health halo that glows ... that hard so some people can have a $1 hamburger when so many others are happy to pay double if cows have a little more space? They have calculators on ...
    04/12/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Food news, articles and information:
    Venezuela's food supply collapses, headed toward 1000% inflation as Health Ranger launches non-electric food grow system that produces food for pennies
    04/19/2015 - 12:26 am | View Website
  • PCC Natural Markets | Greater Seattle's natural, organic ...
    PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic grocery store & Seattle Washington co-op, specializing in natural food, organic produce & natural meat. Our PCC Cooks ...
    04/17/2015 - 12:28 am | View Website
  • Whole Foods Market
    Are you hungry for better? When it comes to what we put in and on our bodies, Whole Foods Market® believes the full story of those products is important as we make ...
    04/17/2015 - 12:07 am | View Website
  • Earthbound Farm Organic
    Grows and packages a full line of organic salads and other produce. Includes information about organic farming.
    04/16/2015 - 9:51 pm | View Website
  • Grocery
    Because of Biena Foods Founder Poorvi Patodia's South Asian heritage, she grew up eating lots of lentils and chickpeas. But it wasn't till she was in the grocery ...
    04/16/2015 - 3:24 pm | View Website
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