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Organic Link Love – November 17th

Without a question, the big news over the past few days was that Oprah Winfrey appears to be getting into the organic food business. This is a phenomenal development, and as soon as I have more details, I will be sure to pass them along to you.

In the meantime, here are some other interesting and important organic food news stories from this week. Enjoy!!

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A paleoclimatologist is the founder of an organic sauerkraut company – Mother Nature Network

The organic food industry’s response to Hurricane Sandy – Whole Foods Magazine

Beginning in 2013, organic certifiers must conduct residue tests on 5% of producers as per new USDA rules – The Grower

Organic food and beverage sales up 12.2% year-to-date – Food Navigator

10 grassroots lessons From Monsanto’s swift-boating of the Prop 37 campaign – The Huffington Post

New healthy and organic meal delivery services in New York City – Well + Good NYC

Peru has the second highest number of organic producers in Latin America behind Brazil – Fresh Plaza

Ohio State University campus fueled by nearby organic garden – The Lantern

More public parks in Colorado are going organic – The Durango Herald

Man sentenced to jail for selling fraudulent organic fertilizer – Food Safety News

Study: Millennials prefer organic food and are willing to “trade up” for it – Marketing Daily

Food Network opens a restaurant at the Fort Lauderdale airport serving organic food – South Florida Business Journal

Entrepreneurs in Memphis to create city’s first indoor vertical growing farm for organic food – The Republic

Foxy partners with PBS for organic vegetable sponsorship – The Produce News

An organic farm springs up in Sinai, Egypt – Green Prophet

Aboriginal village in Taiwan rebounds after going organic – Taipei Times

Purdue University research farm gets organic certification – San Francisco Chronicle

With California’s Prop 37 defeated, GMO-labeling proponents look to the Farm Bill – Forbes

Austin, Texas-based Vital Farms is carving a niche in the pasture-raised, organic egg business – Statesman

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