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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

A message from Tradin Organic

How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

Learn more.

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