Debate over dirt could change the future of organics

Take away the dirt from an organic farming operation and is it possible for the fruits and veggies grown there still be considered organic? That is exactly the question raised in a recent article and facing the organic farming industry, as hydroponically grown foods, a water-based model of cultivation, want to be sold under the […]

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Hurricane Matthew re-entry food safety tips – Savannah Morning News Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their […]

Organic farm turns to chicken and bugs to battle pests

When it comes to organic farming, the battle with weeds and pests can be an ongoing struggle. While organic farming guidelines allow the use of certain nonsynthetic pesticides, they can be expensive and some farmers prefer to stay away from them for a variety of different reasons.

So, when one organic farmer decided to purchase […]

Nature could yield best pesticide solution yet

Cabbage loopers, beet army worms, corn rootworms, green peach aphids, spider mites and other crop-eating insects can be a major problem for farmers and their crops. But what if instead of turning to agricultural chemicals to deal with these pesky insects, there was a complete pesticide-free solution?

That may soon be the case, as a […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Another Monday, another Monday Links! Bringing you the latest news in the food and animal safety industries and more, the Monday Links are your go-to source for information. What’s going on in the world? Read on to find out.

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The rise of the organic farmer

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farming “produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.” The industry touts natural foods, using natural products, giving customers a sense of, well, nature in their foods as opposed to preservatives, additives and GMOs.

And […]