A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It’s Harming The Environment : NPR

A huge organic farm that’s backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it’s doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/05/03/989984124/a-giant-organic-farm-faces-criticism-that-its-harming-the-environment

Organic farming has a sustainability problem — and now the EU is in a dilemma of their own making | Genetic Literacy Project

European Union (EU) agricultural scientists are in a bit of a pickle. I’m not sure to what extent it is one of their own making or how much it was imposed
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/29/organic-farming-has-a-sustainability-problem-and-now-the-eu-is-in-a-dilemma-of-their-own-making/

Organic fresh produce sales up 9 percent in Q1 – report

Total U.S. organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3 percent.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/15/organic-fresh-produce-sales-up-9-percent-in-q1-driven-by-berries-and-salad/

Sustainable ‘Super banana’ launched by Port International

Port International has announced the launch of a new ‘Super banana’ in Belgium that combines organic and free trade with carbon neutrality
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/03/24/sustainable-super-banana-launched-by-port-international/

Hydroponic farmers can use organic label – federal judge

The legal battle in the U.S. over whether hydroponic farms can qualify for the certified organic label appears over for now.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/03/23/federal-judge-sides-with-hydroponic-farmers-in-organic-fight/

Farm fraud: Consumers spend billions on food that might not be organic | Genetic Literacy Project

Organic food sales are growing rapidly, with an estimated worth of $272.18 billion by 2027. The premium prices paid for ‘organics’ provides plenty of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/18/farm-fraud-consumers-have-spent-billions-on-organic-food-that-might-not-be-organic/

Farm fraud: Consumers spend billions on food that might not be organic | Genetic Literacy Project

Organic food sales are growing rapidly, with an estimated worth of $272.18 billion by 2027. The premium prices paid for ‘organics’ provides plenty of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/18/farm-fraud-consumers-have-spent-billions-on-organic-food-that-might-not-be-organic/

Viewpoint: Challenging organic myths — Big Ag doesn’t ‘control the food supply’ with patented GMO seeds, patented seeds are planted on organic farms, too | Genetic Literacy Project

GMO critics demonize the concept of seed patents, equating it with ‘Big Ag’ and what they see as a takeover of the global food supply. Guess what? Most seeds used by large organic farms are patented, too.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/19/viewpoint-challenging-organic-myths-big-ag-doesnt-control-the-food-supply-with-patented-gmo-seeds-patented-seeds-are-grown-on-organic-farms-too/

Author Robert Paarlberg argues against buying organic – Harvard Gazette

An excerpt from “Resetting the Table: Straight Talk about the Food We Grow and Eat” by Robert Paarlberg, associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
— Read on news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/02/author-robert-paarlberg-argues-against-buying-organic/

Viewpoint: Does organic food taste better? No, but deceptive marketing can make you think so | Genetic Literacy Project

I have already illustrated that organic food is no safer or healthier as explained here and here, but many consumers have an automatic preconceived notion
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/01/28/viewpoint-does-organic-food-taste-better-no-but-deceptive-marketing-can-make-you-think-so/