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

Your Clothes… What’s Organic GOTS to do with it?

closet-clothes-clothes-rack-102129Most of us don’t think much about how or where our clothes were produced. We’re more likely to take a fancy to the style of the cut or the hue of the cloth. Or perhaps we’re after a bargain and relish the least expensive adornment to garnish our bodies.

If you care to pull back the curtain, the production of textiles is actually a dirty rotten business. Continue reading “Your Clothes… What’s Organic GOTS to do with it?”

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”

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

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”?”