organic


Transition to Organic: Pest and disease management

Conventional agricultural systems increase food production per acre but can deplete natural resources and degrade crop and environmental health. By implementing organic farming as an alternative production system, growers may substitute cultural and biological inputs for synthetically-made chemicals and fertilizers … Continued

Who is responsible for GMO contamination?

From the Organic Seed Alliance Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and … Continued

Inside the Review Process: Inputs for organic livestock

By Peggy Miars, OMRI Executive Director/CEO Sales of organic livestock products such as meat, eggs and dairy are growing rapidly, but the certification process remains relatively time consuming and complex compared to the process for other organic products. Recent developments … Continued

The farmer connection

By Mary Waldner, Mary’s Gone Crackers Chairman & Co-Founder Eating consciously has always been a priority for me. I have a deep abiding love of natural grocery stores and co-ops, and I’ve been a self-described “food freak” for several decades. … Continued