02.13.2023 | Author:| Category: Organic & Sustainability, Company News
BRUSSELS, 13 MONDAY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns against the misuse of claims, labels, or communication initiatives about food products, that contribute to greenwashing and hinder the agroecological transition towards sustainable food systems. Claims and labels on packages range from regenerative, local, organic to ecological agriculture. However, not all that glitters is gold, or green in this case, and the increasing use of the term “regenerative agriculture” is a case in point.
At Global Organics, we broadly support organic agriculture, and Regenerative Organic Certification. We appreciate IFOAM's efforts to call out greenwashing risks to our industry.
01.18.2023 | Author:| Category: Organic & Sustainability, Company News
As reported in The Washington Post, the USDA moves to crack down on ‘organic’ fraud
— The agency will boost its oversight of organic products in one of the biggest-ever changes to the National Organic Program
Tom Chapman, chief executive of the Organic Trade Association, said the updates represent “the single largest revision to the organic standards since they were published in 1990.” They should go a long way toward boosting confidence in the “organic” label, Chapman said, noting that the move “raises the bar to prevent bad actors at any point in the supply chain.
12.13.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, Company News
Zane Kareem Adams, Co-CEO of Buchi states, "Sugar is an interesting crop because it is very environmentally intensive, not only with growing but also with the harvesting process, and we have struggled a lot to find ways to grow sugar without doing deep detrimental harm to our food system."
After searching for an organic and regenerative supply partner, Buchi landed on Global Organics and verified the supplier through mutual friends. Global Organics partner's with Brazil's Natíve Green Cane Project, which bills itself as the world's largest sustainable agriculture project that is completely carbon neutral.
"We can't actually do well for each other and our planet if we aren't very curious, careful, and mindful about the inputs that we use to make the product, the process, and how our products get to the store.”
05.26.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, News
Global Organics now offers Regenerative Organic Certified cane sugar. Its longtime partner and supplier, Natíve, is the first sugar producer to earn the Regenerative Organic certification. By focusing on soil health and biodiversity, integrating sustainability at all levels of operations, and ensuring social fairness to farm workers, Natíve’s Green Cane Project has been long recognized as the model for sustainability, Global Organics says. Natíve sugar products include organic granulated cane sugar and organic demerara sugar, a raw sugar extracted from sugarcane.Read more
05.18.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, News
The Organic and Non-GMO Report
As Brazil ramps up production of GMO sugarcane, Leontino Balbo Jr, executive vice president of Natíve Green Cane Project says, “They are creating false expectations for the future of agriculture. GMO sugarcane will bring temporary results. Our Regenerative Organic Certified sugar is already delivering the results they are promising with genetic modification. One example - we have only 1.5% infestation (of caterpillars) in our cane fields today. The average in conventional fields is 8%. GMO is promising a rate of 1.5 - 2%. They are 25 years too late!”Read more
05.17.2022 | Author:| Category: Chocolate & Cocoa, Organic & Sustainability, News
Dr. Angelo Agostoni, president of ICAM | Agostoni Chocolate, began traveling to meet with cocoa farmers and buy directly from cooperatives back in the 1970s. Direct connections allowed relationships and trust to form — ICAM has partnered with cocoa cooperatives in Peru and Dominican Republic for decades.
Since the 1980s, ICAM’s twofold commitment has been to identify the finest cocoa cooperatives and to create solid, lasting relationships with the farmers and the local communities. This commitment is based on ICAM’s ethical code, which guides all operations: respect, sustainability, transparency and a fair deal for all, with the goal of developing true partnerships with all operators in the production chain.
Dr. Agostoni puts it best, "Not Just Beans, Not Just Farms… Relationships, Empowerment, Autonomy and Respect"
Continue reading at: Notizie Geniali (auto translated from Italian)Read more
04.27.2022 | Author:| Category: Organic & Sustainability, News
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
Is it an oxymoron to include ‘better-for-you’ and ‘snacks and baked goods’ in the same sentence? Not according to a recent article in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. As our marketing manager Cate Batson Baril says, “Today’s moms and dads have grown up with organic foods; they expect to find organic products in more categories, especially where their young families are concerned.”Read more
04.26.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Fruit & Vegetable, Organic & Sustainability, News
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
After taking a steep slide in 2021, snack bars are making a comeback and could be heading for 17% growth in 2022, according to this article in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. Marketing manager Cate Batson Baril credits some of that to brand innovation, including use of online and social media channels, and certification such as organic, fair trade and Regenerative Organic Certified.
04.05.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, Company News
Known throughout Brazil and abroad for its sustainable practices, Natíve Organics, based in Sertaozinho, became the first Brazilian company to achieve the international certification – Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) for regenerative organic agriculture. The certification, established in 2017, is for food, textiles and personal care ingredients. ROC farms meet the highest standards int the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness...
03.29.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, News
Food Business News
Consumers increasingly expect to find organic and fair-trade options wherever they shop. Although it’s too early to have any meaningful consumer preference data on Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) products, adding ROC to the label gives consumers another factor to weigh. In this Food Business News article, we highlight Natíve's new ROC designation and share how ROC practices can mitigate climate change, soil degradation and biodiversity loss.Read more