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After European samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were found to contain traces of the herbicide glyphosate in a recent survey, the company announced last week that it would be cutting all glyphosate-tainted ingredients from its products and launching an organic line next year, which the company expects to make up 5 percent of its U.S. product sales. […]

Stress makes organic tomatoes more nutritious, sweeter
Sunday January 11th, 2015

Organic tomatoes are sweeter (more sugar) and more nutritious (more vitamin C and anti-oxidants) than tomatoes grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. The scientists theorize that stress may be why organic farming produces a more nutritious and tastier tomato. The researchers found that […]

Organic farming keeps carbon out of the atmosphere
Sunday January 11th, 2015

With the worst effects of climate change, we are seeing how pollution hurts both human health and the environment but there is good news: a new study shows that organic farming stores more greenhouse gases in the soil than non-organic farming. By switching to organic methods, many farmers across the globe may be helping to […]