Herbal supplement specialist Organic India will debut a new fair trade seal on its supplements at the upcoming Expo East. Certifying organization Fairtrade America says it’s the first supplement line to get this certification.
When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA.
Sales of organic are skyrocketing in the U.S. with demand often outstripping supply, but the Organic Trade Association has a plan to bring into balance by 2030 the market growth, acreage growth and farming profitability of organic.
After a years long pilot process, the new label Food Justice Certified is ready for market. The new designation aims to do what the USDA Organic Certification does not, and that is to verify that in every link of the food chain there is fair treatment...
Guest article: Mischa Popoff, author, Is it Organic?
I worked for five years as a USDA-contract organic inspector after growing up on an organic grain farm in Saskatchewan. I had the pleasure of inspecting over 500 organic farms and processors, but I began questioning this career path when I realized the...
Organic Valley recently announced a plan to distribute more than $1 million in grants to fund research, education and advocacy on the production of organic foods. The grants have long term goals and a near term objective, with one of the biggest individual...
Parry Nutraceuticals has said its organic spirulina product has been certified as GRAS, meaning it can be used to enhance the nutritional value of foods ranging from cereals and snacks to frozen dairy.
Two leading spirulina producers have criticised the National
Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) decision to disallow the use of
Chilean nitrate in organic production as unjust, and have declined
to alter their process as safety...
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated the key confectionery trends,
write market analysts Euromonitor. Particularly evident, the
dichotomy between fun sugar confectionery...
The amount of organic land in the UK has almost doubled in the last
year, and sales of organic food are the second highest in Europe,
according to new figures from the UK organic certification body,
the Soil Association.
Organically-grown oranges may be half the size of those grown
conventionally, but they contain up to 30 per cent more vitamin C.
A research paper outlining the study was presented at a meeting of
the American Chemical Society this...
The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) yesterday
announced that the country's organic farmers would benefit from a
grant of £100,000 over two years from Scottish Enterprise. The
money will be used for a number of projects,...
China needs an organic food law to protect the legitimate rights
and interests of consumers and producers, and ensure healthy
development of organic farming in the country, according to one
senior Chinese official.
Many of the British farmers affected by foot and mouth disease
(FMD) are looking at moving into organic farming as they start to
rebuild their stocks, according to a survey commissioned by the
UK's Department of Environment,...
Ireland's organic food market is expected to treble over the next
four years, according to forecasts from the national food centre,
Teagasc. Sales of organic food in the Irish Republic have increased
steadily from a very low...
A poll carried out by Canadian group Equiterre has revealed that
most Quebecois are in favour of organic farming and believe it to
be an essential part of the solution to problems caused by
Despite a government keen to promote organic farming, Britain's
organic farmers are already making a loss. Dairy farmers in England
are being forced to sell organic milk as cheaper "ordinary" milk
because demand is...
The Soil Association, the UK-based organic food promoter, has
welcomed the recommendations of a new report on the future of
British farming, and in particular the importance it places on
increasing organic agriculture.
Given the growing list of food safety issues, Asian consumers are
joining the global trend towards organic produce. However, it is
American, European and Australian producers that are reaping the