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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program
March 22, 2018April 2, 2018
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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

Last year, the USDA decided to scrap the Obama-era rule overseeing animal welfare regulations in the organic program.  In order to be certified under the organic seal, meat and poultry must meet a set of feeding, housing, and treatment standards.  Some media reports claim that large-scale organic operations are lax on these standards and animals...

Communication strategies for organic marketers
March 16, 2018March 16, 2018
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Communication strategies for organic marketers

At the NOFA-NJ Winter Conference this year, Meredith Melendez, Mercer County Ag. Extension Agent presented a workshop on communication strategies for direct marketers of organic products.  Citing the results of a recent Rutgers survey of Mid-Atlantic purchasers of organics, Meredith discussed the who, what and why of consumer trends in the growing organic marketplace. Meredith...

Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!
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Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!

Please join us for a rally to “Keep the Soil in Organic!”  We’ll be convening at the Whole Earth Center, Princeton’s homegrown natural foods grocery. This rally is part of a larger group of rallies happening everywhere.  Please see keepthesoilinorganic.org for more!

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Pawpaw Tasting and Farm Tour

Taste and learn how to grow the delicious paw-paw, a fruit native to the Northeastern US that is resistant to pests and diseases and produces delicious sweet fall fruit with veteran farmer and botanist Charlie West, PhD.

4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic
July 27, 2017July 27, 2017
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4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic

The main issue of buying organic is the cost versus environmental & health benefits.  How can we, as consumers find a balance? What products are better to buy organic? This article may help with answering these questions. Read More: http://time.com/4871915/health-benefits-organic-food/