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When the Organic Trade Association releases 2012 data this spring, it expects to report higher sales of organic fruits and vegetables, based on anecdotes and early data from growers, including Watsonville, Calif.-based Lakeside Organic Gardens, which saw its sales grow 30% from 2011 to 2012, according to The Packer.

In June, the U.S. Agriculture Department entered into an agreement with the EU to allow products certified as organic in Europe to be sold in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

A highly publicized study by Stanford University researchers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed key findings that proponents and critics of organic growing have been hotly debating. Day-one reports by mainstream media tended to lead with the finding that organic food doesn’t appear to be any more nutritious than conventionally grown produce and meat.

Another key finding, which likely didn’t make as many headlines because it’s practically common sense, is that food raised organically comes to us with less pesticide and chemical residue.[…] Continue Reading »