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Organic farming both a growth and health strategy

By Brian Lee TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, WORCESTER —Missouri rotational grazier and carbon sequestration advocate Greg Judy told more than 1,000 conference-goers to treat animals right, and heal the soil. The mix will result in good food for humans, said Mr. Judy, the keynote speaker of the 28th annual winter conference of the Northeast Organic …Read More

Organic education efforts continue as farmers markets grow

Nathan Phelps, Press-Gazette Media, With the number of farmers markets growing around the region and across the country, agricultural officials continue working to educate producers and consumers about organic certification and growing practices. Organic growers are split into two camps under federal rules. Certified organic growers must undergo an annual inspection of organic farm plans …Read More

Making wine a greener enterprise

By Kelowna Capital News From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture. His ambitions led him to Quail’s Gate winery in West …Read More

What organic farming really means

By Tessa Edick, for Columbia-Greene Media When did food become “organic” food? It’s time to start looking at companies selling food that aren’t holding themselves to a higher standard of best practice, transparency and quality and commit to buying your food from farms that are proud to produce nutrient dense food for you to eat. …Read More