What if hospitals took the ultimate step in preventative medicine: bringing healthy, organic food right to their patients? That’s what Lankenau Medical Center finally did in April 2015, when it opened the Deaver Wellness Farm after years of planning. The half-acre organic farm has one goal: providing healthy, fresh, organic food to patients.
An organic tomato farmer in the Sacramento Valley is achieving some pretty amazing results using significantly less water on his fields. Researchers at UC Davis are helping verify and monitor his results so they can be shared with other farmers. It’s one of six exciting new grants OFRF awarded in 2016 to address the most pressing issues of organic farmers.
There are challenges preserving the non-GMO integrity of ingredients, particularly from GMO-risk crops such as corn and soy. Jennifer Tesch, chief marketing officer at Healthy Food Ingredients, says sourcing non-GMO ingredients requires advance planning. “You can’t just flip the switch and source non-GMO; you have to be savvy about that process,” she says. “Companies have to consider: ‘how... View details ⇨
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides.
Monsanto Co. and officials within the Environmental Protection Agency are fighting legal efforts aimed at exploring Monsanto’s influence over regulatory assessments of the key chemical in the company’s Roundup herbicide, new federal court filings show.
An outrage: The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final deregulation decision Wednesday approving Monsanto and Scotts' genetically engineered bentgrass, even as the highly invasive creeping grass continues to spread unchecked beyond its Oregon and Idaho test plots.
Fun video! Jay Lavery, a farmer in Sharon Springs, NY, dances to Sia’s hit “Cheap Thrills” while going about his barn chores and tending to the goats he takes care of at his Permaculture Inn farm. The video has gone viral.
Some suppliers see strong demand for pea and other plant-based proteins such as pumpkin seeds, wheat, sunflower, and sacha inchi seeds from Peru. “Vegetable-based protein is becoming more popular without a doubt,” says Nate Yates, business director at Ingredion. “They are viewed more favorably from a clean label perspective.”
Not all granola bars are created equally. Many breakfast bars, energy bars, and granola bars come packed with added sugars, fats, and very few ingredients that are actually beneficial to our bodies. Let’s take a look at some bars that do not have your body’s best interest at heart.
Next week, Monsanto and California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency's plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. Monsanto obviously doesn’t want Roundup listed as a carcinogen.