organic farming

Organic Farming Protects Communities from Toxic Chemicals

Organic Farming Protects Communities from Toxic Chemicals

By Allison Johnson Most people who buy organic do it because they want to eat healthier. It’s true – switching to an organic diet rapidly decreases exposure to a wide range of pesticides, including glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup). According to a new study published in Environmental Research, glyphosate levels in families’ bodies dropped […]

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    Clif Bar CEO Shares His Company’s ‘Five Aspirations’

    Clif Bar CEO Shares His Company’s ‘Five Aspirations’

    By Kate Reed Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is hosting the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit on Nov. 16. This event will feature more than 40 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policymakers, government […]

    Comment Period Extended for Food Safety Rules, Show Support for Local, Organic Foods

    Comment Period Extended for Food Safety Rules, Show Support for Local, Organic Foods

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period to Nov. 22 for its proposed produce and preventive-control rules that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The agency decided to extend the deadline because the web page where comments were being collected had bouts of being offline, out-of-service or not accepting […]

    Buy Organic Bananas, Save Crocodiles

    Buy Organic Bananas, Save Crocodiles

    Chemicals sprayed on bananas to control pests and disease are making their way into the bodies of the emaciated crocodiles who live near banana plantations in Costa Rica, says a new study that illustrates the environmental impact of pesticide use—and gives another reason to buy organic foods, even those with inedible peels. Crocodiles who live […]