Organic Link Love – August 28th

As Proposition 37 continues to dominate the headlines (and I expect it will continue to do so over the next few months), here are some other interesting and important organic food news stories from the past week.


Farmers Markets across the U.S. will soon accept food stamps – WCYB

Etihad, which serves organic food, heads the list of the top airlines for food quality – Cruise Mates

Giant Food’s new supermarket will serve as prototype for future outlets and has a much bigger emphasis on organic – Baltimore Sun

New raw organic restaurant and juice bar opens in Portland, Maine – Portland Press Herald

Trade group funded by Monsanto creates children’s book to convince kids that GMOs are good – Truthout

President of Uganda commissions organic food program for young people – New Vision

Ways that six different Boston chefs/restaurants prepare organic tomatoes – Boston Globe

Restaurant owners in Colorado buy an organic farm to save money on food – 9News

TEDx star and teenage sensation Birke Baehr translates passion for organic farming into children’s book – Knoxville News Sentinel

Brazil orders Nestle to label its genetically-modified products – Confectionery News

Whole Foods CEO makes the moral case for capitalism – Christian Post

The organic food market in India is growing at over 20% – Business Standard

Turkey rejects 29 different types of GMOs, imposes mandatory GM-labeling on products from animals fed GMOs – Food Navigator

Demand for organic food in China is driven by food safety fears, not by eco-consciousness – Jing Daily


  • Kim Wells says:

    Thank you for your time on this, I enjoy the articles and being able to keep updated. Kim

  • Max, Thanks so much for sharing these most informative articles.

  • stephanie haughey says:

    Good morning Max,

    Thank you for your wonderful service–I concur with Tamara!

    I wanted to let you know that Washington State University
    has created a major in organic agricultural systems. Herewith is the link
    to the curriculum:

    The textbook, I understand from Walter is a bit dry but nonetheless a
    a great start.

    I found out about it when I watched Walter Robb’s speak
    on 4/3/12 at Washington State University. The link to that presentation is on the WFM link under his blog link.

    A quote Walter shared during his talk:
    “Organic agriculture is the original and mainstream agriculture, and conventional agriculture is the one that departs from the practices that agriculture has been following since it’s inception.”

    Organic Agriculture -2006
    Reganold, Dr. John P.
    Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University

    Another quote:
    “Gardening is more than just digging, planting, pulling weeds, and picking vegetables and fruits. It is also the savoring and cultivation of life”

    Walter mentioned his organic garden in at his home in Ca in Marin

    All the best,

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for this information. I am definitely aware of WSU’s organic farming program but don’t know too much about it. I appreciate the info and love the quotes that you gave.

      Does Walter commute from Marin to Austin????

      BTW, I may be back in SF soon to help campaign for Prop 37. I’ll keep you posted.

      Live well,

  • Tamara Jones says:

    Max, Thanks for this wonderful service. Much appreciated.

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