In light of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., there will be no commentary today. It will return as usual next Wednesday.
So, I’d like to take this moment to thank you — the many subscribers of Organic Insider — for reading our newsletters each week. We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and interest in our work.
And I would like to particularly express my gratitude to the many organic farmers throughout the world. Deciding to farm organically is not an easy endeavor, and the only reason we are able to eat organic every single day, including Thanksgiving, is because of this group of deeply committed individuals. Without them, there is no organic food.
Lastly, in case you missed our last few newsletters, which were done as a two-part series, below are the links.
Wishing you a great holiday!
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Citing health and environmental concerns, the Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the super-toxic herbicide glyphosate into the country.
Despite the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp CBD, the FDA is taking steps to halt this burgeoning market.
According to the 2019 Mazars Food & Beverage Industry Outlook, respondents are expecting sales growth that is 6% less than last year, and they also cited that boosting sales and improving operations were their top internal concerns.
Focused on winning the U.S. grocery market, particularly in brick and mortar, Walmart is revamping its produce departments and will have segmented organic offerings.
The company owes more than $10 million after pleading guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide on Maui crops.
The American Public Health Association wants a moratorium on new CAFOs until public health concerns are addressed.
Founded in 2015, Tridge has built a global network of sustainable producers and links them to buyers at home and abroad.
Launched just a few weeks ago, Minnesota-based Blue Nest caters to consumers who want to eat meat from animals that have been raised in a regenerative manner.
A bill that would reinstate a regulation banning certain pesticides, including neonicotinoids, from wildlife refuges was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources on Nov. 20th.
* If you live in New York, tell Governor Cuomo to ban chlorpyrifos – a chemical that harms children, is linked to bee decline and poisons the environment.
* The Origin of Livestock rulemaking (for organic dairy) has been re-opened for comments and the deadline is December 2nd. The Cornucopia Institute has the details.
* On December 4-5 in Monterey, CA, the Organic Growers Summit will be taking place.
* Outside of the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, Pocono Organics is poised to become one of North America’s largest regenerative organic fruit and vegetable farms.
* Organic, farm-to-table restaurant Woods Hill Pier 4 is now open in Boston’s Seaport.
* Straus Organic Dairy Farm and BMW have partnered in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to make renewable energy and create new revenue opportunities for California farmers.
* In Thailand, they are using blockchain to track organic rice.
* Organic, plant-based Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre has opened in Newport Beach, CA.
* ERTH has been dubbed as the world’s first nutricosmetic eatery.
* An Atlanta-based organic food business is suing Target for trademark infringement.
* The organic green roof for this proposed house in Ecuador looks pretty amazing.
* Regenerative agriculture is at the heart of this restaurant in London.