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Organic Checkoff Progresses

By Jenna Blumenfeld; Reposted from New Hope Network The beef industry has one. The dairy industry has one. And possibly, the organic industry will have one, too. Today the USDA announced that a proposal for a national organic check-off program will go live on the Federal Register. The proposal, titled the Generic Research and Promotion Order for […] Read Post »


Harvesting Liberty: A short film about growing hemp in the USA

Re-purposed from:  www.thecleanestline.com Industrial hemp is a crop that has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs in a wide variety of industries. Two non-profit groups, Fibershed and Growing Warriors, are working to reintroduce industrial hemp into Kentucky—and eventually U.S. agriculture. Dan Malloy and a small […] Read Post »


FDA seeks input on ‘natural’ food labels

This piece originally appeared on supermarketnews.com.    The FDA is soliciting comments on the use of the term “natural” on food labeling in direct response to consumers and federal courts that have requested that it explore use of the term. Specifically, the FDA is seeking information and public comment on questions such as: Whether it is […] Read Post »