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
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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
  • Fighting to save the plight of the honeybees - Miami Herald
    Retired Army sergeant to present plan for Horry County shooting ... - WMBF
    09/16/2014 - 3:27 pm | View Link
  • 8 Reasons Why I'm Not Having Children - Huffington Post
    American food. Adding just one child to my family means no more organic ... another drink, that is one Big Bad ... in this article, I am happy, ...
    09/16/2014 - 6:33 am | View Link
  • Four great Santa Cruz restaurants - San Jose Mercury News
    When all the big things -- food, service, ambience -- are this good ... menu of artisanal, organic Neapolitan ... unfussy decor has drawn happy ...
    09/15/2014 - 12:44 pm | View Link
  • Organic Skincare Company Dubbed as New Proactive - WVNS
    MarketersMedia/ – Today’s world is going organic, from food, to ... the next big revolution in organic ... so that people can be as happy ...
    09/15/2014 - 12:24 pm | View Link
  • Blue Ivy To Be A Big Sister Soon? - WebProNews
    ... soft music, and he’s said that all of the food Beyonce eats should be organic,” the source ... ready to move forward in a happy marriage ...
    09/15/2014 - 12:11 pm | View Link
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    Ancient grains from the farthest-flung soils are the ones flying off the shelves the fastest.
    08/29/2014 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition
          LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- has added a new market research report: Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition ...
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    08/27/2014 - 2:06 pm | View Link
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    08/25/2014 - 6:38 am | View Link
  • Farming and Freedom: A conversation with Joel Salatin
    Joel Salatin, who will be in town on Aug. 26 to speak at the Food Freedom Fundraiser, kindly agreed to answer some questions for about his farm and philosophies on farming, his celebrity and his opinions on government regulation and the raw milk debate. Here's what he shared.
    08/22/2014 - 12:39 pm | View Link
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  • USDA shells out for local, organic
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    09/29/2014 - 5:16 pm | View Link
  • Small organic companies become big food brands
    WASHINGTON -- A field of vegetables glistening in the sun, happy cows grazing in green pastures and pure ... the auction block and could be sold to Campbell Soup Co., the same big food company that bought the all-natural baby food brand Plum Organics ...
    09/24/2014 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • 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
  • 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 - 1:27 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 - 8:53 am | View Link
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  • Whole Foods Market
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    10/1/2014 - 5:42 am | View Website
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