Archive for August, 2010

Messaging Madness

August 31st, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Messaging Madness

Even as organic is gaining ground in the marketplace, it is also gaining ground in controversy. Consumers are confused about natural and organic labels.

It’s All in the Soil

August 27th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on It’s All in the Soil

Scientists are reporting that the mass production of “biochar” has potential to capture carbon that would typically end up in our atmosphere as carbon dioxide.

Afraid to Eat?

August 25th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Afraid to Eat?

Hoping that the Department of Agriculture and our Congress get serious about regulating large agribusiness! It is indeed an issue of National Security.

Friday Roundup

August 20th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Friday Roundup

These are a few stories in the food industry that may not require an entire post, but are still certainly interesting and newsworthy.

The Art of Selling

August 17th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Art of Selling

One of the keys to successfully retailing fresh organic food is understanding the art of salesmanship.

Organic and Wall Street?

August 13th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Organic and Wall Street?

It’s interesting to see organic agriculture as purely an investment opportunity.

Composting: A Heap of Good

August 10th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Composting: A Heap of Good

Compost increases soil organic matter, suppresses plant pathogens, reduces erosion and provides a slow-release source of nutrients.

Happy Farmers Market Week

August 5th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Happy Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week.

A Promising Development

August 3rd, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on A Promising Development

Environmentalists want the courts to force federal regulators to protect endangered species from the ill effects of agricultural chemicals.