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Costco Moves Into Organic Investments to Ensure Supply

The idea is this: If Costco can invest in producers to help them transition to organic, then the retailer can rely on them…

Study: Organic Can Feed the World Sustainably

Organic food can fulfill the world's food needs while providing huge environmental, social and health benefits, two researchers determined after reviewing 40 years…

The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic.…

Gatorade Goes Organic, Responds to Consumer Demand for Non-GMOs

Is the reformulation of the often celebrity-endorsed, sugary, neon sports drink enough to sway consumer consumption?

Small Farm Tech: Food’s Past and Future at Work

Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.

Saving Basmati and Other Endangered Grains

If you think you're buying basmati rice, think again. "Most of the rice sold as basmati in the United States is not the…

Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…

McDonald’s Serves Up Its First 100% Organic Hamburger

The “McB,” McDonald’s first 100% organic beef burger, is coming to a store near you--if you happen to be in Germany and Austria…

Kroger Takes a Bite of the Organic Market, Whole Foods Downsizes

Whole Foods stocks have declined in recent years. The company is fighting back with a new, leaner prototype of its brand, due to…

General Mills Invests $50,000 in Prairie Organic Grain Initiative

General Mills announced earlier this month that it is investing $50,000 in the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, a multi-year program with the…

‘Organic Ready’ Corn: The Fight to Stop GMO Cross-Pollination

Frank Kutka, the maker of Organic Ready, is out to save organic corn. Oddly enough, he is doing it by an old-fashioned, home-grown…

Stock Your Bar Cart with These Sustainable Spirits

We've already covered sustainable beer and wine in our 3p Weekend series, but what about sustainable spirits? From grain-to-bottle to fair trade certified,…

JetBlue Provides Boost for New York Artisan Food Companies

JetBlue has launched BlueBud, a program that mentors small companies and start-ups that are interested in becoming food or beverage suppliers for the…

Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in 'food deserts' that can try selling it at a profit with…

Target to Double “Made to Matter” Organic and Sustainable Product Brands

Target’s will double its “Made to Matter” product line, which includes a variety of brands that are made with organic and sustainable ingredients.