Why Organic Restaurant Certification Matters

Serving giant fried chicken sandwiches and boasting the tagline “taste the revolution,” the Organic Coup opened quietly in Pleasanton, California last November. It’s a modest fast casual food joint from two former Costco executives, focusing on all things fried chicken (i.e., sandwiches, wraps, and bowls), but the restaurant has a bigger purpose: It’s the first[…]

Organic industry forced to import feed

Because most of the corn and soybeans harvested across the Midwest come from genetically modified seed and use crop chemicals shunned by the organic industry, an increasing amount of specialty grain used to produce organic milk, eggs and meat is being imported. America may export more grain to feed cattle, pigs and poultry than any[…]

US Organic Producers Show Record Growth

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. organic sector continues to see record growth. There are currently 21,781 certified organic operations in the U.S., and 31,160 around the world. Data released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program shows the number of domestic certified organic operations increased by almost 12 percent between[…]