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Why Organic Restaurant Certification Matters

April 19, 2016

To raise accountability, more restaurants are taking the extra step of getting their entire business—not just certain menu items—certified as organic.

CJ’s Premium Spices named national competition finalist

April 19, 2016

CJ’s Premium Spices, LLC is a finalist in the American Small Business Championship and will compete for a $25,000 grand prize.

GOTS gets tough on false organic fibre claims

April 11, 2016

The Global Organic Textile Standard - or GOTS - is stepping up its efforts to clamp down on what it says are "rampant" mislabelling and false 'organic' claims in the apparel sector. 

Organic sector continues double-digit growth

April 5, 2016

The number of organic farms is increasing, even after more than a decade of sustained growth in the sector, according to newly released USDA data.

U.S. companies make case for keeping Cuba organic

April 4, 2016

Cuban farms could one day help to feed Americans’ burgeoning appetite for organic food.

 

USDA Reports Record Growth In U.S. Organic Producers

April 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. According to new data, there are now 21,781 certified organic operations in the United States and 31,160 around the world.

Costco gets creative to meet shoppers' huge appetite for organics

April 4, 2016

To boost its supply of organic foods, Costco is trying something new: It’s working with farmers to help them buy land and equipment as it struggles to keep pace with customer demand.

The Sock Queen of Alabama

March 31, 2016

Nine years ago, when she was 27 and unhappily selling real estate, Gina Locklear went to her parents with a proposition. She wanted to make socks. Not the basic white socks the family had specialized in, but fashionable socks, with organic cotton and dyes.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree to go to Cuba on organics research trip

March 24, 2016

The Maine congresswoman and others in her group aim to connect with Cubans who have been farming for 25 years without access to chemicals, essentially producing organic food.

Four trends driving growth in organic

March 14, 2016

Going organic is not exactly cheap or easy for food and beverage manufacturers, but the size of the prize may be worth it. A panel of experts laid out the business case for transitioning to organic during a presentation at Natural Products Expo West, held March 10-13 in Anaheim. 

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