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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

A message from Tradin Organic

How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

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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.

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