organic


Stop feeding the beast and start feeding the people

By Coach Mark Smallwood Follow Coach’s blogs posts at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen and EcoWatch Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese–flavored corn chips or a $0.25 apple? Economists and policy wonks … 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

ASC Intern Joural: With liberty and food justice for all

By Heather E. Smith, ASC intern On the morning of July 4th I spent time on the farm weeding and thinning carrots, and thinking about food justice. Among the many freedoms that I enjoy, I feel especially grateful for the … Continued

Great Expectations: A story of an organic odyssey

By Melody Meyer, Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations, United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI) It’s been nearly 37 years since I was first introduced to organic foods at a co-op in Iowa. Up until then, I’d lived almost exclusively … Continued