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ALDIM Starts Selling Promo-boxes on 1000ecofarms
ALDIM GmbH is a German producer of high-quality natural fruit preserves and canned vegetables. To introduce more customers to their products, ALDIM is starting to sell promotional 6-packs of their vegetables jars on 1000EcoFarms platform.
Changes to USDA Organic certification revoke animal welfare protections
Do you purchase organic meat in hopes that it was more humanely treated? A recent ruling may now allow livestock certified as “USDA Organic” to be treated just as humanely (or inhumanely) as conventionally produced, potentially factory farmed, livestock.
Earth Day and Sustainable Food: 5 Ways to Do Your Part
Happy Earth Day! Celebrated every year on April 22nd since 1970, Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate, appreciate, and give back to the earth. Supporting sustainable food systems and making sustainable food choices is an important way to show Mother Nature how much you care this Earth Day.
2018 National Farmers’ Market Week
It is National Farmers’ Market Week next week - in 2018 it falls between August 5th and August 11th. Here are 10 great reasons to do your shopping at the farmers’ market this week and every week!
Organic Sales Soar - But Is All Good Food Organic?
Organic sales continue to rise — along with the number of organic farms — indicating consumer demand for high quality food and transparency. But that doesn’t mean that all good food is labeled “organic”.
New Certification to Help Farmers That Are Transitioning to Organic
The organic food market continues to expand as demand from consumers grows. However, while many farmers are interested in transitioning, it’s not exactly an easy feat. The USDA is hoping a new transitional organic label will help.
Real meat meets its next challenge: "Clean" meat
“Clean” meat, otherwise known as “lab grown” meat, has been a hot topic this year. It has been touted as one potential solution to the problem of feeding a growing population in a more sustainable and humane manner. The current system for meat production, based largely on factory farming, is neither sustainable nor humane and no wonder many people around the world are looking for alternatives. Could "lab grown" meat be one of them?
Citizens’ Petition to FDA could Dramatically Change What Local Foods We Can Find
As small farmers struggle to sell raw milk directly to consumers, a local food advocacy group is petitioning to the FDA to stop conducting aggressive raids against dairy farmers as long as they use the recommended product labeling.
Imported Foods Are Making More Americans Sick
According to a study published in the March 2017 edition of “Emerging Infectious Diseases” — a journal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — the researchers identified an increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks related to imported foods.
Sustainable Agriculture Conferences: An Opportunity to Learn About and Create a Better Food System
It is that time of year again for sustainable agriculture conferences. Last year we wrote about a few exciting conferences including Future Harvest CASA’s Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed Conference, PASA’s Farming for the Future Conference and many others. This year there is again quite the lineup of educational and interesting conferences around the US. From Maryland to California, here are just a few examples.
Certified Organic Farm Count Continues to Grow in the United States
The USDA’s annual certified organic farm count shows once again that the industry is growing. Despite the growth, there are still significant obstacles that farmers face when transitioning to organic, and some that are not interested in getting certified at all.
FDA Limits Antibiotics Given to Farm Animals
A new rule from the FDA has gone into effect that aims to protect antibiotics used for human health by limiting their use in animals raised for consumption. Antibiotic use in farm animals is a highly contentious issue, as concerns over antibiotic resistance continue to rise.
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