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Sustainability Spotlight: The Bread Lab

Posted by Sarah West on September 14, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

When most of us think of wheat country, we imagine the nation’s heartland – broad, flat, and covered in swaying grass as far as the eye can see. Not in Washington State’s Skagit Valley. Here,...

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How Organic Farming Protects and Conserves Clean Water

Posted by Jean Nick on September 13, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Limited water resources and clean water security are the greatest risks to prosperity currently facing the global community, according to Giulio Boccaletti (Ph.D, The Nature Conservancy’s Global...

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How To Recycle (Almost) Everything

Posted by Courtney Sunday on September 07, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

I used to live in Switzerland, a country where recycling is so lauded that inhabitants have to pay quite a bit for garbage bags. When you are shelling out a pretty penny for a thick grey garbage...

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Food Waste Innovations Around the World

Posted by Courtney Sunday on September 05, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

We chop the good parts of the vegetables and discard the rest. We forget about the food at the back of our refrigerators until it gets funky (to say the least). We buy again and again, out of...

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Climate Change is Here, And It's Becoming Harder to Farm Successfully

Posted by Jean Nick on August 22, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Your average farmer may not want to hear about climate change (do any of us, really?) or global warming, but their livelihood puts farmers smack in the cross hairs of the weather, and many of them...

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The Economics of Organic Farming

Posted by Sarah West on August 14, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

We know that organic products often cost more than their conventional counterparts at grocery stores and local farmers' markets, but does that mean that organic agriculture is more costly than...

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How Small Farms are Feeding the World

Posted by Jean Nick on August 09, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In the April 2017 issue of The Lancet: Planetary Health, researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia report that small (defined here as...

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The Rise of Organic Food & How You Can Add to the Momentum

Posted by Jeffrey Harrison on August 08, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The choices we make at the grocery store extend far beyond how we satisfy our cravings and fill our bellies. For far too long, Westerners have been choosing food with an endless number of impacts...

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How Organic Farming Supports the Paris Climate Agreement

Posted by Sarah West on July 25, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

As with any kind of budget, spending that exceeds your resources eventually means finding ways to cut back. The Paris Climate Agreement, written in 2015, was like the first draft of a household...

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Sustainability on Ice: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Posted by Sarah West on July 20, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

It sounds like something out of a fantasy novel: a cavernous vault built into the heart of a frozen mountain on a remote arctic island, protecting the seeds of the future. Its single door,...

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