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Organic & Sustainability

  • Organic Fraud Prevention

    The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recently launched Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions, an industry-wide program aimed at strengthening the integrity of the organic supply chain. The program requires training, organic fraud vulnerability assessments and the development of organic fraud prevention plans.

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  • GMO Labeling - USDA Rule Published

    On December 21, 2018 the USDA released the disclosure standards for GMO food labeling. It was not a happy day for those of us who want transparency in our food supply and full disclosure of genetically modified ingredients.

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  • The Rules of Organic Food Processing

    Organic Food Processing Q&A

    People often don’t realize that organic rules do not stop at the farm level but go all the way through to the finished product. In this article we will answer some of the common questions about organic food processing.

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  • A Simple and Delicious Hot Chocolate Treat for Earth Day


    Save the Earth Hot Chocolate

    Here is a recipe for a delicious, vegan drink made with earth-friendly ingredients. This chocolate treat will give you energy for whatever planet-saving project you are doing this Earth Day! Read more
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  • Are Pesticides Allowed in Organic Farming?

    Organic prohibits toxic synthetic pesticides

    Misinformation about organic food production is everywhere. This Q and A will hopefully clear up some of the questions about what is and is not allowed in organic agriculture to control crop damaging pests.

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  • Organic is Good for the Earth- The PROOF is in the Soil

    A recent breakthrough study by Northeastern University in collaboration with The Organic Center showed that soil on organic farms traps carbon better than soil on conventional farms. And even more important, soil from organic farms had 26% greater potential for long-term carbon storage.

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  • Organic - The Gold Standard for Clean Label

    Clean label is arguably one of the food industry’s hottest trends. Product developers are reformulating in response to consumer concerns about “chemicals” and growing interest in simple and healthy eating. But, clean label has no established definition and consumers have many ways of defining it...

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  • Safeguarding Organic Integrity

    Organic product sales hit $43 billion in 2015 and continue to grow. Unfortunately this surge in demand has opened doors for opportunistic companies to jump into the market. Some of these companies have no qualms about falsifying organic certificates. We’ve all heard stories of food imports with fake certificates...

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  • True Cost of Food: Embracing Sustainable Sourcing

    True Cost AccountingLet’s say you’re a buyer in a large company in the food industry. You’ve heard the industry buzzwords lately – “sustainability” “authenticity” “transparency” and you have just started trying to incorporate it into your business practices. Right now, you’re looking for a new source for sugar. You have a few directions you could go...

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  • Biodiversity & Cane Sugar: New Website Shows it All

    Deer in the Sugar Cane

    To celebrate their success with protecting and promoting biodiversity, the Native Green Cane Project recently launched a new website showing the species that now live in and around the project! If you already incorporate Native organic cane sugar in your products, thank you for your support of this unique project, and feel free to share this great success story with your consumers...

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