Organic Trade Association

This membership-based business association, started in 1995, aims to “promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy,” says Executive Vice President Laura Batcha. “Our vision is that organic products become a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the global environment.” WHAT THEY’RE DOING FOR YOU: According to …

GMO OMG Documentary: An Interview with Jeremy Seifert

GMO OMG Documentary: An Interview with Jeremy Seifert

Do we feed our children toxic food? That’s one of the basic questions Jeremy Seifert explores in his latest documentary, GMO OMG. This fascinating new film investigates the importance of seed diversity, the history of genetically modifying food, and the destructive systems in America that often leave us in the dark about what we eat. Most importantly, GMO OMG discusses …

More Consumers Choose Organic

More Consumers Choose Organic

Buying organic is more than just a passing trend. According to a recent study, U.S. families are buying more organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 percent of responders now reporting they purchase organic at least “sometimes.” This (encouraging) statistic, along with the findings below, are from the 2013 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs Study, brought …

Honey: Nature’s Magical Medical Cure

Honey: Nature’s Magical Medical Cure

Winnie-the-Pooh had it figured out—it’s all about the honey. People over many centuries have gathered this tasty, sticky delight to treat everything from coughs to sore throats to skin infections. Honey may, in fact, be nature’s safest over-the-counter cough and cold treatment and its most potent antibiotic—all without the potentially dangerous side effects of conventional medications. Here are some of …

Buying in Bulk: Go Big or Go Home

You know that buying organic foods like grains, beans, nuts, and coffee from the bulk bins is better for the environment and your wallet, thanks to less packaging and lower price points. But how much of a difference does it really make? On average, you’ll spend 89 percent less for organic bulk foods compared to their packaged counterparts, says research …