What is Organic

Too Many Digs on the Dance Floor

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Dance Floors are public places that foster the pure joy of movement. Some embrace choreographed affairs with back steps, side-swings or do-si-dos. Others are freer flowing with bounce and bump, erratic hips with arms akimbo.

The basic notion here is that everyone comes together—civilly—to do one thing—Dance—for the single-minded purpose of movement.

What if we consider Organic our very own dance floor? The space that we all operate from.

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Culinary Delights, Environment, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Can Biodynamic Baby Food Help Heal that Planet?

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Meghan and Keith Rowe aren’t your typical organic entrepreneurs. They both spent their early years living in Europe and became keenly aware of Biodynamic products and farming. Continue reading “Can Biodynamic Baby Food Help Heal that Planet?”

Environment, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Alcohol and Organic Farming – Methane, Frogs and People on Mars

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I was lucky enough to visit Whiskey Hill Farms and Blume Distillation this summer. I was blown away by the scope of this 14-acre certified organic farm. Not only are they the largest producer of domestic turmeric, but they provide answers to the food waste dilemma by producing high-grade commercial alcohol. I soon learned that everything that comes from the distillery goes right back into the farm! Continue reading “Alcohol and Organic Farming – Methane, Frogs and People on Mars”

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Alcohol and Organic Farming? Food Waste and Energy

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I’ve been to a lot of farms in my day but have never witnessed one so profoundly bent on creating a closed-loop symbiotic system as Whiskey Hill Farms. This 14-acre CCOF certified organic farm cultivates tropical plants, heirloom vegetables and biorefined high-grade commercial alcohol!  Continue reading “Alcohol and Organic Farming? Food Waste and Energy”

Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Truth or Click Bait: Did you Read “The Organic Industry is Lying to You”?

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A recent opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) raised the provocative notion that the organic industry may be lying to us all. Henry Millers’ article,  “The Organic Industry Is Lying to You,”  claims that organic is “…manipulating consumer ignorance, confusion and even fear to sell a product.” Yet, he couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Continue reading “Truth or Click Bait: Did you Read “The Organic Industry is Lying to You”?”