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5 reasons organic food is better for you

5 reasons organic food is better for you | OrganicNews | Scoop.it

A recent study by the Soil Association found "clear nutritional differences" between organic and non-organic milk and meat. The differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. 

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Barr Fly: great organic wine is like a vinyl record — sometimes scratchy, but always authentic

Barr Fly: great organic wine is like a vinyl record — sometimes scratchy, but always authentic | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Your heirloom carrots are organic, and so is the cotton in your socks. You probably think organic thoughts. More and more of us are buying organic fare: 80% of UK households, according to th
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Failure to tackle antibiotic resistance will lead to 'catastrophic consequences'

Failure to tackle antibiotic resistance will lead to 'catastrophic consequences' | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
David Cameron has committed his Government to halving drug-resistant bug infections by 2020, warning there will be "catastrophic consequences" if the problem isn't tackled.

Announcing measures including the introduction of new targets to limit the use of antibiotics, the Prime Minister hopes to address what is as one of the biggest public health dangers threatening the world.
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Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested

Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the world, has been found in the urine of 93 percent of Americans in a unique testing project by The Detox Project
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Organic farming in the UAE produces slow and steady path to profit | The National

Organic farming in the UAE produces slow and steady path to profit | The National | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Two entrepreneurial farmers document the challenges of running an organic farm in the UAE.
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Plates, pyramids and planet – Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment | Food Climate Research Network (FCRN)

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Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate

Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A random inspection from Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected glyphosate in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products it tested, exceeding the country's
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UN expert calls for tax on meat production

UN expert calls for tax on meat production | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
People could be deterred from eating meat by increasing its price further up the supply chain, stemming rise in consumption and environmental damage
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UK: Businesses agree on joint approach to increase organic produce sales

UK: Businesses agree on joint approach to increase organic produce sales | OrganicNews | Scoop.it

Over 50 representatives from across the fruit and vegetable industry in the UK, including retail, processing/packing and growing, converged at G’s Fresh main site in Cambridgeshire on Tuesday 17th May 2016 to discuss improving prospects for the organic produce sector.

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Study finds organic crops boost local economies

Study finds organic crops boost local economies | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The study by agricultural economist Ted Jaenicke found that organic hot spots — counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity — increased media household incomes.
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Brexit Talk Casts Uncertainty on Ethical Labels

Brexit Talk Casts Uncertainty on Ethical Labels | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
As the 23 June referendum is approaching, stakeholders in the ethical labels market are wondering what the potential impact would be if Brexit happens.
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Copenhagen touts ‘organic food revolution’

Copenhagen touts ‘organic food revolution’ | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
An impressive 88 percent of all food served in the City of Copenhagen’s public institutions is organic, according to new figures released by the city.
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Organic production falls but resurgence forecast

Organic production falls but resurgence forecast | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The area of UK agricultural land devoted to organic production fell again last year according to new figures released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) – and now stands 30 per cent lower than the 2008 figure.
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Scientific error, omission and misrepresentation: the Royal Society on GM crops

Scientific error, omission and misrepresentation: the Royal Society on GM crops | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The Royal Society has form on GM crops, writes the Soil Association - consistently Gung-ho! for the last 20 years, while refusing to engage with critics of the technology or even accept the existence of any problems. Its latest effort represents more of the same, while exposing this once August body to ridicule for its egregious scientific howlers.
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It's only natural

It's only natural | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Did you know the benefits of eating organic food are many, as are the ways of doing so cost-effectively. Nutritionist Catherine Jeans tells us how
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Bees can sense pollen by electric fields that flowers transmit

Bees can sense pollen by electric fields that flowers transmit | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Static electricity causes the hairs to move and helps the bees find sources of pollen, scientists have discovered
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Farming UK News - European Medicines Agency supports continued use of last resort human antibiotic in farming

Farming UK News - European Medicines Agency supports continued use of last resort human antibiotic in farming | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) has failed to recommend a ban on the use of colistin, a last-resort human antibiotic, in livestock farming.
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Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the supply chain | WRAP UK

Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the supply chain | WRAP UK | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
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Bayer bids $62bn for GM seed giant Monsanto

Bayer bids $62bn for GM seed giant Monsanto | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Takeover would create world’s largest agricultural supplier in the biggest deal ever by a German firm
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Mumpreneur signs £2 million deal with Tesco, Waitrose and Morrison's

Mumpreneur signs £2 million deal with Tesco, Waitrose and Morrison's | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Mumpreneur Shauna McCarney Blair, 36, from Co Tyrone has signed a £2 million deal with major supermarkets to stock the healthy baby food range she developed as a single mother.
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Forestry Commission : Exciting Times For Woodland Carbon Projects - 20/05/2016

Forestry Commission : Exciting Times For Woodland Carbon Projects - 20/05/2016 | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A young woodland in West Lothian, Scotland, has become the first woodland carbon project in the UK to be 'verified' as continuing to meet the standards of the Woodland Carbo
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HOW TO MAKE LOVELY CRUMBLY COMPOST – go on you know you want to

HOW TO MAKE LOVELY CRUMBLY COMPOST – go on you know you want to | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
What’s not to love about the ability to turn much of your kitchen waste into fantastic black gold for your fruit and vegetables? Okay, I’ll admit; the idea of a big pile of slowly rotting…
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City Bees Stick to a Flower Diet Rather Than Slurp Up Soda

City Bees Stick to a Flower Diet Rather Than Slurp Up Soda | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
An entomologist investigated whether bees prefer flower nectar or sugary soda.
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Organic farmers are not anti-science - we leave that to the genetic engineers

Organic farmers are not anti-science - we leave that to the genetic engineers | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Those opposed to the mass release of GM crops and foods inadequately tested for health and ecological safety are routinely accused of being anti-science, writes Elizabeth Henderson. But it's the GM corporations and their academic allies that are suppressing scientific research, and organic farmers that are building alliances with independent scientists for a future of safe, healthy food.
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Glyphosate 'Revolution' Growing -- Consumers Want Answers

Glyphosate 'Revolution' Growing -- Consumers Want Answers | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
They're calling it a glyphosate "revolution." Consumers around the world are waking up to the fact that they're living in a world awash in th
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