Organic food worse for the climate

Chalmers University of Technology – Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature. The researchers developed a new method for assessing the climate impact […]

Living Soil film documents soil health movement

Supplied – The Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement. “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’m seeing now,” says Barry Fisher, United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service.  “And […]

Alltech Crop Science attains organic certification in California

Supplied – Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained organic certification for three of its products: Specify®, Turn® and Viable®. The micronutrient fertilizers, distributed by Simplot Grower Solutions in California, are derived from fermentation technology and based on plant nutrigenomic research. These products are also listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) […]

Indian state wins prize for showing 100 per cent organic ‘no longer a pipe dream’

By Thin Lei Win Reuters Thomson Reuters Foundation – India’s first fully organic state won top prize in a U.N.-backed award on Friday, with organisers saying its policies had helped more than 66,000 farmers, boosted tourism and set an example to other countries. The small Himalayan state of Sikkim on India’s border with Tibet was declared fully organic in 2016 […]

Organic Trade Association proposes voluntary organic check-off

By Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Trade Association on Sept. 6 announced a plan to move forward with a voluntary industry-invested organic research, promotion and education check-off program. “The Organic Trade Association recognizes great demand for coordinated organic research and promotion, and the organic sector is ready to work together on innovative solutions that will […]