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Organic farming is spreading, but not th...

[ad_1] One of the biggest blows against the organic movement is that it has started to ape conventional agriculture, embracing the latter’s monocultures, relying on purchased inputs and industrial processes. “Big Organics” is often derided by proponents of sustainable agriculture. American food authors Michael Pollan and Julie Guthman, for example, argue that as organic farming […]

The EU organic food market: facts and ru...

[ad_1] Main points of the new rules The EU is working on updating existing rules on organic production and labeling in response to major changes that have transformed the sector. The proposed changes include: Stricter controls: all operators in the food supply chain (farmers, breeders, processors, traders, importers) are checked at least once a year […]

Carrageenan May Continue to Be Used in B...

[ad_1] The Agriculture Marketing Service of the US Department of Agriculture, which oversees the organic program, argued in a Federal Register of April 4Note that carrageenan will remain on the national list of non-organic ingredients that can be used in organic products because “Public comments reported that the potential substitutes did not adequately mimic the […]