The Fight Over Genetically Modified Foods Heating Up Again

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Organic food mela (Photo credit: Hari Prasad Nadig)

Genetically modified ingredients are often present in organic foods without the knowledge of those who buy the products at premium prices.

The fight over genetically modified crops is now taking center stage in a Manhattan courtroom.

 

Modified Crops Tap a Wellspring of Protest – New York Times

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New York TimesModified Crops Tap a Wellspring of ProtestNew York TimesNo known health risks are associated with eating transgenic foods (though many scientists say it is too soon to assess the effects), and the Food and Drug Administration classifies …

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News Roundup: Big Money for Organic Farms; Fellowships for Organic Plant Breeding and Reviewing “Baby Gourmet”

A busy day with a full range of stories on organic food is offered up today.  The U.S. Government is offering millions of dollars to support organic farming operations, especially in the Midwest.

An organic food restaurant opens in the United Arab Emirates.

Also, “Baby Gourmet” organic baby food is reviewed.

Here are today’s links:

Organic food station Slices offers a uniquely nutritious dining experience – AME Info

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AME InfoOrganic food station Slices offers a uniquely nutritious dining experienceAME InfoSlices, an organic food station committed to sourcing the freshest, locally-grown organic produce and funded by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development had open …

FEATURE-Eyeing greener acres, new farmers reap growing US aid – Reuters

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Moneycontrol.comFEATURE-Eyeing greener acres, new farmers reap growing US aidReuters* US goal is to create 100000 new farmers * $1.8 billion in US loans to beginning farmers in 2011 * Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota top states for new farmer loans * Specia …

Allen Wins Organic Food Hub – D Magazine

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Allen Wins Organic Food HubD MagazineBy Jessica Melton Greenling, an Austin-based distributor of organic, locally grown produce, is expanding into North Texas with a new operation in Allen. The company has taken occupancy of 12000 square feet at 23 P …

BPA-Free: Baby Gourmet Organic Baby Food – Eco Child’s Play

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Eco Child’s PlayBPA-Free: Baby Gourmet Organic Baby FoodEco Child’s PlayEven stay-at-home parents need the convenience of prepared baby food, and you better make it organic and contained BPA-free packaging for optimum baby health. Healthy, organic, a …

 

Items of interest from the Blogosphere:

The Ozmotics Insider » Ozone use in organic food production

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Organic food products are gaining popularity throughout the world. As concerns from potentially harmful chemicals, hormones, and other synthetic based products grow, the allure of organic foods continues to increase.

Florida: The Best Organic Food Stores, Farmers’ Markets

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Florida: The Best Organic Food Stores, Farmers’ Markets & Vegetarian Restaurants This is the resource book for vegetarian travelers. — Healing Retreats.

The Faces Behind Our Organic Food « Red Garden Clogs

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this woman is a representative of the Global Organic Alliance. DSCN2969 · these are the founders of Food Democracy Now – Dave & Lisa, from Iowa. these are the founders of Food Democracy Now – Dave & Lisa, from Iowa.

5 Online Sources for Local, Organic Food Delivery : TreeHugger

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CSAs are not the only option. Now, there are large-scale online companies delivering organic produce and products right to your door.

Raw Milk Growing in Popularity

We could see more government regulation over the raw milk industry with the growing number illnesses being blamed on the milk.

Latest illnesses point to raw milk’s popularity – USA TODAY

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USA TODAYLatest illnesses point to raw milk’s popularityUSA TODAYThe government doesn’t keep records of raw milk consumption or sales but it’s clear that the product is riding the coattails of a larger food movement that encourages less processing an …

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Organic Food to be Offered at Super Bowl

Some of today’s headines include organic food menu offerings this weekends Super Bowl in Indianapolis.  Also, illnesses are drawing attention to the growing popularity of raw milk.  And a growth rate of 15 to 20 percent for organic food sales is great news for grocers.  Here is a look at today’s news:

Latest illnesses point to raw milk’s popularity – USA TODAY

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USA TODAYLatest illnesses point to raw milk’s popularityUSA TODAYThe government doesn’t keep records of raw milk consumption or sales but it’s clear that the product is riding the coattails of a larger food movement that encourages less processing an …

Organic foods: getting what you pay for – WACH

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Organic foods: getting what you pay forWACHEubanks says local seems to be the new organic. A recent survey shows 90 percent of people polled in South Carolina prefer products grown or manufactured right here at home. “People want to know where the fo …

Get Your Organic Chili At the Super Bowl – SustainableBusiness.com

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Get Your Organic Chili At the Super BowlSustainableBusiness.comFootball fans at the Super Bowl this weekend will be treated to the first organic foods served at the event. Farm Aid, probably best known for one of its founders, Willie Nelson, is heade …

US: Sales of organic produce rise as consumer attitudes shift – FreshPlaza

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US: Sales of organic produce rise as consumer attitudes shiftFreshPlazaConsumer behaviour is slowly changing and this could be to the advantage of organic producers. Organic foods are no longer just the realm of the wealthy and the health conscious. …

Organic, specialty pineapples make inroads in retail – The Packer

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Organic, specialty pineapples make inroads in retailThe PackerCourtesy World Variety ProduceWorld Variety Produce Inc.’s South African Baby Pineapples Small, super-sweet pineapples add interest to a tropical section, and the 3-inch-tall fruit are ava …