Organic Link Love – July 21st

After a brief hiatus, Organic Link Love is back. Here’s some organic food reading pleasure for your summer weekend. Enjoy!


Russia is starting to regulate organic food production – Russia Beyond the Headlines

Blue Marble Ice Cream opens up a 100% certified organic plant in Brooklyn, NY – Carroll Gardens Patch

Contamination threatens Australian organic companies –  ABC Online

Has “organic” been oversized? – The New York Times

Organic Trade Association has selected Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Zea Sonnabend of CCOF to receive its Organic Leadership Awards for 2012 – MarketWatch

Hospitals choose local, organic food – Revmodo

Battle over genetically-engineered food in California heading to voters – Los Angeles Times

Nation’s largest corporate dairy sues organic farmer-owned cooperative dairy – OpEd News

Well-known restaurant in Savannah, Georgia makes switch to all organic ingredients – Savannah Morning News

Vending machines now offering organic espresso coffee – MarketWatch

Profile of Late July Organics founder Nicole Dawes – The Huffington Post

Numi organic tea offers consumers a tasteful way to fund their non-profits – Seattle PI

Whole Foods sues Vitamin Shoppe over “Health Starts Here” slogan – Austin Business Journal

Dutch entrepreneur starts organic business in Phuket, Thailand – The Phuket News

How agribiz bought the Farm Bill – Mother Jones

Top 5 GMOs to watch out for – Care2

Organic food to be served again at this year’s FarmAid Concert – PR Newswire

Food safety spurs organic farm growth in China – Channel New Asia


  • Kat says:

    So far there is no such term as “organic” in Russia. Though local initiatives are growing especially in big cities like Moscow and St.Petersburg (where I live), so with some efforts I’m able to get some “traditionally grown” vegetables, berries, fruits etc but again these are not certified as organic.
    For now it is forbidden to grow GMOs in Russia. The sad part is that just recently Russian Chief Sanitary Inspector G. Onishenko (probably the most influential figure when it comes to food security in the country) suggested that Russia should expand on GMOs, claiming it is completely safe.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Kat,

      Thanks for your response, and that is very, very sad to hear that he is encouraging GMOs. Very sad. Russians need to protest against this sooner, rather than later, because the country will end up just like the U.S.

      I appreciate your sharing this and please keep me posted with any other organic news from your country.

      Live well,

  • Kat says:

    Thanx Max for sharing these great news from Russia (so funny that I find them out from your blog)!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Kat,

      From everything that I have been reading, it appears that Russia is really getting serious about organic food. Is that the case? How widespread are GMOs over there? I’d love to hear your perspective.

      Live well,

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