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2001, 2017

Healing The Planet Through Biodynamic Agriculture

 

“A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed in the process of using them.”   – Fred Kirschenmann

 

Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through […]

2001, 2017

Going Back to the Future: Is Biodynamic Agriculture the “Newest” Trend in Organic?

Elizabeth Candelario, Demeter Managing Director

In the early 1920’s a growing group of European farmers were increasingly concerned about what they were witnessing on their farms.  Their soil was depleted, their seeds weren’t germinating, their crops’ […]

2101, 2016

Organic Certification: Why is it Important?

by Melody Meyer

I have traveled to verdant areas of the country where the land sprouts red barns housing livestock and ancient well-oiled tractors. The farmers are sturdy, the roosters are colorful and all seems quite […]

1912, 2015

Organic Farming and the Environment

by Danielle Kallbrier

By now, the world is quite familiar with the term “organic.” We know it is a better option on our dinner table. We have seen studies that have proven “organic” certainly does a […]

912, 2015

A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change: Dirt

Forward by David Rose

Article by Debbie Barker and Michael Pollan

With the 2015 United Nations Year Of The Soil drawing to a close, we have an opportunity to pause and look at how awareness in the world has grown – […]

610, 2015

To Build a Greener Economy, Bhutan to Go Organic by 2020

by Stella Paul

SATSAM, Bhutan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Farmer Phub Zam, 55, is in a hurry. Monsoon rains have hit her farm in Bhutan’s Paro valley and Zam is rushing to harvest her broccoli before […]

3009, 2015

An Organic Infograph: Organic & the USA Family

Find out more at the Organic Trade Association, found online here.

2309, 2015

Certified Organic – What does that mean?

WHAT IS ORGANIC?
From packaged tea to fresh produce to frozen dinners, there are a growing number of organic food options available to consumers these days. But what exactly is organic and why do we care?
ORGANIC […]

1409, 2015

The Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Food? Blame Pesticides

By Eitan Arom

For the twenty-something consumer, the word ‘organic,’ triggers an internal struggle between a desire for healthy living and skepticism of food trends.

While peer-reviewed studies can tell you what compounds you can avoid by going […]

809, 2015

Nation’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic, Non-GMO Meals

What if we could feed our students the nutritious, delicious and sustainably sourced food they truly deserve?

Well, when schools in the Sausalito Marin City School District opened their doors this August, they did just that, by […]