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Organic Link Love – May 19th

It’s gorgeous weather up here in the Northeast. I am in Boston today and had a fantastic organic breakfast at The Prana Cafe this morning.

In the meantime, here is plenty of organic food reading pleasure for you. Enjoy!


The United Nations declares that Africa is much better off with organic farming than GMOs and chemicals – Pravda

Connecticut politicians fear lawsuit from Monsanto, decide against GMO-labeling legislation – TreeHugger

(This is the exact reason why everyone must support the ballot initiative in California because citizens will vote, not weak and intimidated politicians. Please read my post on it and spread the word.)

Los Angeles organic eatery Real Food Daily is expanding to Pasadena – Eater LA

Farm camps teach kids where their food comes from – NYT

Op-Ed: “The war between organic and conventional farming misses the point” – The Atlantic

Apparently, Africa has more organic farms than any other continent – All Africa

Organic soul food restaurant to open in Miami’s South Beach – Miami Herald

Dominant organic distributor, UNFI, establishes foundation to support healthy and organic food systems – MarketWatch

Millennial generation wants social responsibility and organic/sustainable food at restaurants – WWL

Mayoral candidate in Portland, Oregon is an organic grocery chain owner – Times Union

Organic food in China: opportunities and challenges – English Eastday

Organic production not keeping up with demand – Windsor Now

Latest San Francisco food trend: Pop-up restaurants, including an organic one – ABC7

Hyatt and other major hotel chains are starting to introduce organic into their food offerings – USA Today

A chef leaves the kitchen and lands a job on an organic farm – Sacramento Bee

Demand for organic keeps growing locally in Florida – Gainesville Sun

Two-acre urban farm to grow organic produce on a former parking lot in Vancouver – Vancouver Sun

The farm at Dickinson College will produce 6 different types of organic hops – Penn Live

Small organic food businesses grapple with surging commodity prices – The Tennessean

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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