Letter to the editor by Laura Batcha
Organic Industry Counters Recent Allegations, Details Hopes for USDA Meeting
Cornucopia Institute “clearly has an opinion” about how to interpret the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 and current federal regulations governing organic food production, Nate Lewis, farm policy director for OTAtells Food Chemical News, “and it’s certainly within anyone’s right to report a complaint or investigate if they believe the regulations have been violated, but the merits o
Millennials are Driving Organic Food to New Heights
The survey of 1,800 households across the nation found that more than half of parents who are buying organic food regularly are between the ages of 18 and 34, as compared to a little more than a third of Gen-Xers and 14 percent of Baby Boomers.
Organic produce sales soar double digits in second quarter
Organic fruit and vegetable sales saw large increases, both in dollars and volume, in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
How Trade Agreements are helping U.S. Markets Meet the Growing Demand for Organics
Millennials pushing organic to new heights
More than half of organic shoppers are millennials with children, according to a new survey from the Organic Trade Association. Parents ages 18 to 34 years old represent the largest group of organic consumers in the United States. Among American mothers and fathers, 52% of those buying organic are millennials, which compares with 35% of Generation X parents and 14% of Baby Boomer parents.
How "Certified Transitional" Foods Will Change the Way You Buy Organic Produce
If you haven't heard about "transitional" food or seen a "certified transitional" label at the market yet, you likely will soon. Interest in transitional crops—ones where farmers are in the process of converting their fields from conventional agriculture to organic—has been picking up steam, says Nate Lewis, farm policy director of the Organic Trade Association.
Ardent’s organic wheat program expands to Saskatchewan
U.S. flour processor Ardent Mills’ plan to double organic wheat acres in the U.S. by 2019 has rolled into Saskatchewan.
Ardent, the joint North American flour venture of agrifood firms Cargill, CHS Inc. and ConAgra, said Wednesday it has so far expanded “Organic Initiative 2019,” which it launched in December, to seven U.S. states plus Canada’s biggest wheat-growing province.
Organic Food Fights Back Against 'Non-GMO' Rival
I did a little experiment the other day. I stood outside a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., with two cartons of large brown eggs. One carton had the words "Non-GMO Project Verified" on it, with a little orange butterfly. It also said cage-free.