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Understanding the New Regenerative Organic Certification

Anaheim, CA — This year’s Natural Products Expo West saw a good deal of discussion on agriculture, particularly the future of the USDA Organic...

Senators Introduce Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. - The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that works to increase funding for the Organic Agriculture Research and...

USDA to Provide Over $17 Million for Organic Feed, Agriculture Research

Washington, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking projects aimed at improving organic production including...
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2018: The Year of the Consumer

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association, @OrgNatHealth, shares her perspective on 2018. We no longer have to wonder about...

Legislation Introduced to Double Budget of USDA Organic Oversight

According to the Washington Post, a bill has been introduced that would double the budget for the USDA’s oversight of the organic industry to...

Win-Win with Organics

My relationship with food as a health promoting entity began at an early age. When I was less than five, my mother found me...

Hydroponic Methods Create Divide In Organic Farming Industry

Jacksonville, Fla.— The rise of “hydroponic,” or greenhouse-grown vegetable farming, has caused back-lash from traditional, organic vegetable farmers. A group of organic farmers, led by...

Ambitious Goals and Unexpected Hurdles to Mitigating Greenhouse Gases

Large retail chains are discovering that reducing greenhouse gases is easier said than done, reports NPR. Specifically Walmart, which unveiled Project Gigaton, a plan...

Challenges in Maintaining Integrity of USDA Organic Standard

With organic and natural food demands growing, more companies are trying to meet the certifications required to place desired labels onto their product to...

Study Reveals Neonics Harm Bees in Areas with Less Biodiversity

Neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly known as “neonics” have been a global debate because of the toxins and effects they have on insects. Experiments have shown...