A Fun Video

You will probably enjoy this video: http://www.infowars.com/milk-hits-the-fan-farmers-spray-eu-council-building-with-dairy-powder/ The outgoing Bush administration claimed that the “origin of livestock rule” was a top priority towards the end of their reign.  When taking the helm at the NOP Mr. Miles McEvoy made the same claim (oops ….  eight years after the Obama/Vilsack administration took control and I guess[…]

Study Finds Organic Agriculture Offers Health Benefits

A study commissioned by the European Parliament concluded that organic farming policies have benefits for human health. The review of existing research, coordinated by Assistant Professor Axel Mie, who is affiliated with both Karolinska Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, found the support for animal health and restrictive use of antibiotics in organic animal[…]

USDA Approves Transitional Certification Program

The Organic Trade Association has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning to certified organic agricultural production. The National Certified Transitional Program will rely on standards developed by the OTA and provide oversight to approved Accredited Organic Certifying Agents offering transitional certification to producers. This system will help ease the[…]

The growing natural/organics category

Shoppers’ spending on healthy products, including natural/organic offerings, has seen steady growth in the past several years, driven by the desire of shoppers to feel good about the foods they’re eating. Forty-five percent of shoppers eat healthy foods even though they are more expensive. Thirty-eight percent of shoppers agree, “I often buy natural/organic products because[…]

USDA REPORTS California Continues to Dominate Organic Sales with $2.4 Billion of $6.2 Billion

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13 percent from $5.5 billion in 2014.[…]

Eco-friendly consumers drive organic and local food sales

Factors like quality, price, availability and recommendations from family and friends continue to be stronger drivers of consumers’ purchase decisions. But green and eco-friendly attributes beat out other purchase factors in the report, such as a strong brand name, packaging or whether the brand supports the local community. Manufacturers recognize the importance of eco-friendly products[…]

The Rise of Drinkable Yogurt

The growth in yogurt drinks is about consumers’ demand for convenience. Fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyles are increasingly common in the U.S., and consumers have expressed interest in liquid meal replacements, particularly for morning eating occasions. Yogurt drinks positioned in this category could be a boon for manufacturers trying to capitalize on these trends.   read more – http://www.fooddive.com/news/manufacturers-want-americans-to-drink-their-yogurt/423955/