Organic food news roundup from around the web

Here is a look at some of the best articles and information updates from around the web today.  Enjoy.

Organic food is better for us – and its farming methods can help feed the world – Irish Times

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Organic food is better for us – and its farming methods can help feed the worldIrish TimesOPINION:Conventional farming is starting to take practices from the organic book – that’s hardly anti-science, writes OLIVER MOORE. …

Has Organic Food Lost Its Roots? – New York Times (blog)

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Globe and MailHas Organic Food Lost Its Roots?New York Times (blog)Why are some organic farmers disenchanted with the organic food industry?Why Your Organic Food Isn’t as Organic as It Used to BeDailyFinanceIs organic really worth it?Baltimore SunIs …

What’s Big Food Doing in the Organic Business? – Care2.com (blog)

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What’s Big Food Doing in the Organic Business?Care2.com (blog)Big Food is taking over the organic food business and is compromising the quality and integrity of organic food along the way.Has ‘organic’ been oversized?Bend BulletinOrganic, natural ite …

Film gets to the root of eating organic produce – New Jersey Jewish Standard

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Film gets to the root of eating organic produceNew Jersey Jewish StandardBrowsing the grocery shelves these days can pose weighty dilemmas: If a product is labeled “organic” does that mean it’s healthier or is it just another marketing scam? While an …

Asphalt sealer ruins chance for ‘organic’ produce – San Francisco Chronicle

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San Francisco ChronicleAsphalt sealer ruins chance for ‘organic’ produceSan Francisco ChronicleGardeners used to build beds of old railroad ties, which had been treated with creosote, until the health hazards of the stuff were known. […] pressure-t …

Organic food more than a fair trade – Walton Tribune

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Organic food more than a fair tradeWalton TribuneMonday afternoon I had the pleasure of venturing around WhippoorWill Hollow Organic Farm as owner Andy Byrd educated me on what organic food is.and moreᅠ» …

From the blogosphere:

Will big companies change organic food, or vice versa? | Food

foodidentitytheft.com7/13/12

The study somehow managed to come to the “scientific” conclusion that people who seek out organic food are selfish jerks who wouldn’t help their own grandma across the street. This was determined by Eskine showing

5 Tips To Buy Organic Food On A Budget (And Thrive) | The

www.therawfoodfamily.com7/13/12

What do you do if you want to eat lots of raw food, health foods in organic quality, but you are also living on a tight budget? In this video I want to give some solid tips that will help you to eat well, but also save some money.

Local, Organic Produce at Your Doorstep | Care2 Healthy Living

www.care2.com7/11/12

I like to think I am informed when it comes to organic food. But eating healthfully on a budget is not as easy simply stopping at Safeway on the drive home.

From Twitter:

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Does “organic” mean anything in the US? http://t.co/vpNGgxJ7

Sunday, July 08, 2012 2:48:06 AM

theEHRGuy

I heard this from a nutritionist: “I would never give my children organic food and have them eat cow manure”. I cracked up!

Friday, July 13, 2012 4:33:34 PM

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When It Comes To Pet Food Recalls, Can We Begin To Trust Pet Food Companies Again? @TheOrganicView Radio Show http://t.co/YTo9VnLp

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From Youtube:

The Men Who Made Us Fat (part 3)

Jacques Peretti examines assumptions about what is and is not healthy. He also looks at how product marketing can seduce consumers into buying supposed ‘healthy foods’ such as muesli and juices, both of which can be high in sugar. He speaks with Simo…

Leaf Organics Vegan Cafe Los Angeles

Vegan Organic Raw Food Chef Rod Rotondi, author of Raw Food for Real People, Founder of leaf organics vegan cafe – Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com website: leaforganics.com

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http://www.kcet.org Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farms recounts his family’s history in farming and the conscious shift toward organic produce.

Organic tweets

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A #GlutenFree diet eliminates many foods, which you may find yourself consuming more fresh, whole & organic food! #GlutenFree #Diet #Healthy

 

besthealthmag

Tip of the day: Eat local and organic food http://t.co/EKrK0IWk

 

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I just posted Easy methods to Save With Organic Food Coupons, read it here: http://t.co/asnCObpE

 

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Cherry-picking the organic food for health – Times of India http://t.co/0Cp2s6eZ

 

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Stunning photography of organic food lifeforce energy via kirlian method. Organic vs Cooked http://t.co/XiIjA2Ja @RogerBezanis #raw #organic

 

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New bill aimed at enforcing tougher standards for organic food

Among other things, the bill:

– Grants USDA the authority to stop the sale of products fraudulently labeled and sold as certified organic while protecting the rights of producers and handlers during the appeals process.

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Bill Proposes Tougher Enforcement for Organic Label

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The Fight Over Genetically Modified Foods Heating Up Again

Organic food mela

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

www.ozmoticsinsider.com2/6/12

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

jeffshealthyliving.com2/6/12

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.