Passage of the long-awaited Farm Bill appears imminent, and we take a look at how organic food fared in this important piece of legislation.
The BioNutrient Food Association just unveiled its BioNutrient meter, something which could increase the nutrient density of our crops and dramatically change the way we shop for food.
The Non-GMO Project has placed potatoes on its High-Risk list. We discuss what this means and what you need to understand when shopping at the supermarket.
The organic online frozen food company Daily Harvest put on an incredibly impressive performance at its pop-up in NYC last week. Here is a full recap and a look at the company's serious commitment to organic
It appears that a national advertising campaign for organic could happen in 2019. The question now is -- what should the message be? Positive or negative? The Organic Trade Association wants to hear your ideas.
Is an all-organic Thanksgiving even possible? In this week's Organic Insider, we investigate the difficulty of serving an entirely organic Thanksgiving meal.
In a very positive development for small organic farmers, the USDA just ruled that paper pots -- an important planting tool -- will be allowed in organic until further notice.
My recap of last week's National Organic Standards Board meeting in Minnesota. While progress is definitely being made in fighting against fraudulent organic imports, inconsistencies remain.
Caius Rommens, the inventor of the GMO potato, comes clean and discusses the hidden health dangers of this genetically-modified food.
With Halloween right around the corner, we take a look at key trends in the organic candy industry and how this sector is expected to evolve.
What the 2018 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report says about how consumers view organic should be a harsh wake-up call for the industry. Here is my interpretation of the report's findings.
An exclusive interview with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue who talks about all-things organic, including hydroponics in organic and the status of the GMO-labeling bill.
Audrey Denney is a rarity among candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. She is not only pushing an organic food agenda but a regenerative agriculture one as well.
My full recap and takeaways from Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore.
The Regenerative Organic Certification, a widely acclaimed initiative in the industry, is making very significant progress. In today's letter, I give an update on the pilot program, talk about its new executive director, and discuss when we should expect to see ROC certified products in the marketplace.
In a New York court yesterday, a judge ruled in favor of consumer advocacy group Avaaz in a fight to kill a subpoena from Monsanto.
As part of an impending glyphosate lawsuit in St. Louis, Monsanto has served a subpoena to consumer advocacy group Avaaz. The implications of this subpoena are enormous and will test the freedoms we have as individuals in society today.
Last week's Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) in New York City was another fantastic show, and I spoke with IBE's co-founder Jillian Wright to see where organic fits into this category. I also unveil the most compelling products that I discovered.
Michael Joseph, the founder of Green Chef, is a pioneer in the direct-to-consumer, organic food delivery space. In this exclusive interview, he shares some of his secrets as to marketing organic food directly to consumers online and important lessons he learned along the way.
As the world rejoiced about the $289M court ruling against Monsanto, there are serious implications for organic food brands. The question is whether they are ready to handle growing consumer awareness about glyphosate.
As the USDA is getting ready to roll out new federal GMO-labeling standards, a recent study by the International Food Information Council Foundation has shed light on just what kind of impact these proposed standards may have. Needless to say, the results are quite compelling for organic advocates.
With two recent actions out of Washington, D.C., the organic community should be very alarmed. Much deeper and aggressive involvement is needed from organic companies to protect the long-term interests of our industry.
This morning, the leading distributor of organic and natural foods, UNFI, purchased Supervalu for $2.9 billion. We discuss the possible reasons for this acquisition and why it may prove to be a very smart long-term, defensive move.