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Organic Link Love – September 23nd

I just got back from the Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore and am now putting together my Best of Show awards.

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


Brand new study links GM-maize and Roundup to premature death and cancer in animals – Sustainable Pulse

A hospital in Michigan is growing organic food in its $1M hydroponic greenhouse – Detroit Free Press

Food writer Mark Bittman on why GMOs should be labeled – The New York Times

Cancer Treatment Centers of America grows organic produce on its property for cancer patients – Phoenix New Times

Some cool things that the people in Comox Valley are doing for Organic Week in Canada – Canada.com

New organic restaurant in Miami Beach uses an iPad for its menu – Miami.com

The new farm-to-table dining movement in New York – Chronogram

Former marijuana dispensary converted into an organic restaurant in Long Beach, California – OC Weekly

Proposition 37 pits organic brands against their parent companies who don’t want GMO-labeling – The New York Times

Purchases of organic food in supermarkets in Italy was up 9% in the 1st half of 2012 – Fresh Plaza

An owner of a Brooklyn organic tea lounge opens his first franchise in Kuwait – The New York Times

Schools in Illinois starting to offer organic lunch – Chicago Sun-Times

People from both sides debate the question “Is organic worth it?” – The New York Times

Farmers in Vietnam are urged to go organic and shun toxic chemicals – Vietnam News

Organic Valley kicks off its 3rd annual Generation Organic™ 2012 “Who’s Your Farmer?” tour – Equities.com

Ecopia Farms launches home delivery in San Francisco and brings organic, restaurant-quality greens year-round using indoor growing technology – SF Weekly

British organic cafe opens in Tokyo – The Japan Times

A member of Congress in India wants to ban GMOs – The Hindu

Investors are hungry for online organic and specialty-food start-ups – The Wall Street Journal

Whole Foods and the triumph of customer capitalism – Forbes

Food hubs’ connect farmers with school districts in California – The Times-Picayune

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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