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Alter Eco Wants to Make Chocolate a Regenerative, Not Extractive, Industry

Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard spoke with 3p about how the company hopes to make…

This Vertical Farm Wants to Pioneer ‘Post-Organic’ Food

New Jersey startup Bowery Farming wants to change how you think about organic food -- starting with its definition.

Kashi Doubles Down On Transitional Organic Agriculture

The transitional agriculture protocol allows farmers to slowly transition to organic while charging slightly more for their wares. After releasing its first Certified…

USDA Tightens Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Farms

While most consumers assume the USDA Organic standard includes animal welfare protections, that's largely untrue -- though a rule enacted this week might…

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

New GMOs Kicked Out of U.S. Organics Guidelines

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques…

Seventh Generation Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Natural’ Claims

After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted…

Patagonia Provisions Launches An Organic Beer That Can Make a Difference

There's another organic beer on the market, and this one can help change agricultural practices.

Dr. Bronner’s Says Bye-Bye To Organic Trade Association

Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America's controversial GMO labeling legislation.

Advocates: Organic Food Companies Worked with Monsanto on Bogus GMO-Labeling Bill

“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,"…

Danone Acquires WhiteWave, Boosting Presence in the U.S. Organics Market

WhiteWave, best known for its Silk brand of non-dairy beverages, Earthbound Farms salad mixes and Horizon organic milk, offers Danone an opportunity to…

Kashi Furthers the Organic Movement with Certified Transitional Product

Kashi’s new Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits feature Certified Transitional ingredients that help increase access to organic foods.

The Shrinking Price-Gap Between Organics and Conventional Food

Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.

Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…

Organic Meat and Eggs Could Soon Be Even Better

Did you know that current organic standards include few protections for animals? The USDA just released new standards for organic livestock that could…