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Organic Link Love – August 17th

A LOT has been happening in the organic food world. Here are some of the most interesting and relevant stories over the past week. Enjoy!


Agribusinesses owning natural/organic brands betray customers: fund attack on GMO labeling proposal in California – The Cornucopia Institute

A county in Maryland tries to seize organic farm, convert it into soccer fields – The Connection

Interesting Q&A with Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods – BusinessWeek

My friend The Food Babe investigates: Chipotle vs. Moe’s – 100 Days of Real Food

The labeling of organic food in China is a real mess – China Daily

The use of organic cosmetics on the rise as consumers hone in on long term benefits – Cosmetics Design

Organic Farming Research Foundation delivers first online destination built for organic farmers – Sacramento Bee

Bulgarian tennis legend is an organic food entrepreneur – The Financial Times

Parent company of Horizon Organic gets spun off, files for a $300 million IPO – San Francisco Chronicle

iPhone plug-in to determine if food is organic or not – The Huffington Post

Day care center in Wisconsin serves only organic food to its kids – USA Today

Problems with EU’s organic food regulatory regime – Waterford Today

Chef receives $5K grant and starts organic mobile food truck in Iowa – KCAU-TV

Export market boosts organic farming in Uganda – All Africa

USDA officials crack down on fake organics – AgProfessional

A message from Tradin Organic

How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

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