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Organic Link Love – October 14th

In California, the opposition has started its big ad spend and it is having an impact.

The percentage of people who are opposing Proposition 37, the state’s GMO-labeling initiative, has grown from 23% to 40%. This was widely expected but it is discomforting nevertheless.

In the meantime, here are some of the most interesting and important organic food news stories over the past few weeks. Enjoy!!


Biopharmaceutical GMOs to integrate vaccines, antibiotics, and antidepressants into crops – Natural Society

The Los Angeles Times comes out against Proposition 37 – LA Times

Only organics can feed the hungry world: here’s why – Truthout

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen betting on organic food company Annie’s – Insider Monkey

The United States of GMOs – keeping us in the dark – Food Babe

Very interesting overview of the history and regulation of organic food in China – Chinadialogue

Organic, non-GMO food truck rolls into Michigan – MLIVE

Recall list of peanut butter products expands further, includes organic ones – Patch

Organic food-sales to businesses reached $3.53 Billion in 2011, USDA says – Bloomberg

Food safety advocate Robyn O’Brien talking about Prop 37 and GMO-labeling – Gaiam TV

Demand for organic produce in Hong Kong is booming – The New York Times

Ground organic ginger product recalled for salmonella concerns – CBC News

Organic pomegranate production in Spain grows by 20% – Fresh Plaza

Food blogger Janice Leung opening up an organic farmers market in Hong Kong – Jing Daily

The Department of Agriculture in The Philippines calls for organic farming nationwide – Philippine Information Agency

65% of adult Australians have purchased organic food in the past year – Weekly Times Now

New NBA stadium in Brooklyn to have a concession stand that serves organic, gluten-free food – Brooklyn Daily

Bagrada bug population causes major problems at organic farms in California – Ventura County Star

Sweet Water Organics in violation of USDA organic regulations, must change name and labels – Bay View Compass

School in Fresno, California goes organic – KMJ 580AM

Organic produce sales flourish despite recession – The Packer

U.K. farms face organic wheat seed shortage as rain spurs blight – Bloomberg

Best colleges for food in America – Fox News

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