Archive for September, 2010

The Challenges of Organic Food Production

September 29th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Challenges of Organic Food Production

With the growth of organic demand, it has become increasingly more challenging to find reliable supplies for organic raw materials and ingredients.

Counting Calories

September 24th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

A healthcare bill provision requires qualifying restaurant chains to post the caloric content of each item, as well as the total calories for their combo meals.

The Challenges of Organic Food Production

September 21st, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Challenges of Organic Food Production

U.S. organic food production has more than doubled, but the consumer market has grown even faster, leading to some shortages in the organic supply chain.

Farm Subsidies . . . or Nonsensical Giveaways

September 16th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Farm Subsidies . . . or Nonsensical Giveaways

Our food system politics need an overhaul. Providing benefits to those who need it the least, and creating no safety net for small family farm makes no sense.

End of Season

September 14th, 2010 | Lucinda Moeller | 2 Comments »

I’m guessing I’m not the only shopper out there who is equally interested in when a product’s season ends, as well as when it begins.

Paying Homage to an Industry Pioneer

September 10th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Paying Homage to an Industry Pioneer

Kathleen Merrigan’s background is not only impressive, but she was instrumental in the early days of the organic community interacting with Washington, DC.

Oh No . . . Christmas Talk Already!

September 8th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

I popped in a few retail shops over the weekend and was amazed to hear some chatter about the Christmas holiday season already. I was stunned. We just entered September, and already with Christmas? I thought the common courtesy was to wait until the day after Halloween. Unfortunately, just that slight nudge to the brain […]

Real World Impact of Climate Change

September 3rd, 2010 | melody | Comments Off on Real World Impact of Climate Change

The key role we play within our communities’ food supply will be linked to our ability and openness to become an information resource on farming conditions.