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USDA closes investigation into a massive organic farm in Colorado — but what did it check? 29.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The USDA has closed an investigation into Aurora Organic Dairy, a Colorado-based mega-dairy highlighted in a Washington Post story earlier this year, finding no violations of organic standards this year.
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The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom 27.9.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
The explosion of these cozy craft breweries has happened as states relax laws to allow them direct-to-consumer retail rights, meaning the majority of their revenue no longer has to come from food.
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From waste to health 27.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Organic chicken hot; Waymo math; Sarah Jessica Parker leads Airbnb tours 26.9.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Number of the day $750 million That’s how much organic chicken U.S. producers sold last year, up 78 percent from 2015, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Total organic farm sales were up 23 percent to $7.6 billion. More than a third of the value comes from just one state: California. Acres dedicated to organic food increased by 15 percent, the report showed. Chickens were one of the fastest-growing organic commodities last year. Something doesn’t add up here There’s math, and then there’s courtroom math.
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Donald Trump's cheap sports-venue patriotism comes without any pain or sacrifice 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the mid- to late 2000s, I remember going to games at old Yankee Stadium and feeling a sort of amorphous peer pressure during the pregame singing of the national anthem and seventh-inning renditions of “God Bless America.” Among fans, there was an almost belligerent tendency to self-police, to...

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Couple quits day jobs, become farmers 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Equipped with a contraption comprising four torches steered by a single wheel, Stephen McMenamin targeted any invaders challenging his future spinach buds with 1,500-degree flames. “The problem with growing in dirt is that there are a ton of weed seeds,” the Greenwich restaurant-owner-turned-French-intensive-farmer said as he pushed the Flame Weeder over […]
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How to bake better than Betty Crocker 24.9.2017 Washington Post
With three basic DIY mix recipes, dozens of sweet and savory possibilities are at your fingertips.
Consumers loved 'all-natural' - until Trix cereal lost its neon-bright glow 23.9.2017 Washington Post
The big packaged-food companies are discovering that while some consumers avoid artificial colors in their regular diet, they expect them in their nostalgic breakfast treat.
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A traditional gig: Native corp. pays berry pickers 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A rock quarry surrounded by second growth and alder trees: the land in front of berry pickers Thomas Sanders and Harold McKinley Jr. didn’t look all that special. The area had been clear cut and logged by landowner Goldbelt Inc. some 20 years ago. Stumps, weeds and fallen logs choked the […]
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In The Raw Sweeteners Introduces the Newest Member of its Family Tree: Organic Stevia In The Raw 23.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2017 : To meet growing consumer demand for more healthful products, In The Raw Sweeteners, the preeminent provider of better-for-you options, introduces Organic Stevia In The Raw, a 100pc USDA organic certified, non-GMO project verified, vegan certified and naturally gluten-free product.
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New laws on cards to promote community, contract farming 23.9.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said the government wants to bring in legislations to promote community and contract farming in the state. Addressing a batch of nine students selected for B.Sc (agriculture) and allied courses to study at Dr Balasaheb Sawant Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, at a function organised at the Secretariat, Sardesai  said ...
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Americans devouring organic chickens as specialty farm sales surge 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

U.S. producers sold $750 million of organic chickens last year, a 78 percent surge from 2015.
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Whole Foods Market to open first Bay Area 365 store in Concord in December 22.9.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Whole Foods Market announced that it will open the first Northern California location of its new lower-priced chain, Whole Foods Market 365, in Concord on Dec. 6. The company has already opened six other locations of the new 365 stores in the country, which are smaller and have more grab-and-go options than its traditional supermarkets. The news comes just a few weeks after Amazon’s purchase of the upscale grocery store became final and it lowered prices on many supermarket items, which lead to a reported 25 percent increase in foot traffic for the first two days post-acquisition, according to data from Foursquare.
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Pet food goes upscale, with kale, quinoa and cage-free duck. But check with your vet first. 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Americans will spend close to $30 billion feeding their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Assn. That’s up from $28.23 billion last year.

Driving the growth: premium, human-grade food that is organic, minimally processed, slow-cooked and loaded with previously niche ingredients...

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Explore Cuisine Provides Over 3,500 Healthy Meals For Hurricane Harvey Evacuees 20.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Explore Cuisine, the leading organic, plant-based, and gluten-free pasta option on the market, has partnered with the Southeast Texas Food Bank to provide warm, healthy meals for thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
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McDonald’s gets juiced up, United’s 747 sells out, and Uber hits a skid 20.9.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Juice 2.0 The Happy Meal is getting a new apple juice. McDonald’s says that starting in November, it will swap out Minute Maid for organic juice from Honest Kids. Both brands are made by Coca-Cola Co., but Honest Kids has half the calories and less sugar. The move is the latest by the company to try to appeal to customer’s changing tastes. Over the years, for example, McDonald’s has added apple slices and yogurt to its kids’ meal to try to please parents who are skittish about fast food. A regal farewell If you were hoping to say goodbye to United Airlines’ last Boeing 747 in person, you’re out of luck.
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MycoTechnology's Mushroom Protein Lands a USD 35M Series B With The World's Top Food Investors 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
AURORA, Colo., Sept. 19, 2017 : MycoTechnology, a Colorado-based organic food technology company that uses mushrooms to create novel functional ingredients, closed a USD 35M Series B round of financing this past month with the top food investors from across the globe.
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McDonald's to switch out Happy Meal apple juice 18.9.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Happy Meal is getting a new apple juice. McDonald's says it will swap out Minute Maid juice cartons for an organic one by Honest Kids. Both brands are made by the Coca-Cola Co., but the Honest Kids juice has half the calories and less sugar. The move is the latest by the fast-food company ...
Organic Valley Protects Organic Integrity and Demands Best Animal Welfare Practices 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
LA FARGE, Wis., Sept. 18, 2017 : Organic Valley, America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a pioneer and leader in the organic sector, announced it will protect organic integrity and support due process in the lawsuit filed today by the Organic Trade Association against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Happy Family Honored With B Lab 2017 Best For The World Award 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 : Happy Family, one of the largest and the fastest growing premium, organic, baby and toddler food companies in the U.S., has been granted an exclusive distinction: a 2017 Best for the World: Changemakers Award by B Lab, an independent non-profit organization.
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