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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!!


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

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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