Natural & Organic
Customers are clamoring for labels of all varieties, and the demand isn’t going away anytime soon. Here you’ll find the latest products, research and regulations in the—sometimes controversial—realm of organic and natural foods. Also find news on locally focused and ethical foods.
Natural And Organic News
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota will vote on minimum wage initiatives in November, with activists on both sides of the issue claiming the proposals have a good chance of passing.
Leaf-rust fungus has left organic coffee growers with a difficult decision to make: to preserve their organic certification and leave the crops to die, or to use pesticides to kill the fungus and, in the process, lose certification.
With the help of the Slow Money movement, a new generation is choosing to give up existing careers to work the land and feed their communities. But there are significant obstacles to creating a life—and a business—on the farm.
Many retailers, restaurateurs and even hoteliers are rolling up their shirtsleeves to work their own fields, though in some cases, the back forty is being replaced by a greenhouse above the 40th floor.
Natural And Organic Trends
Colorado hop growers are expecting a record crop as harvest enters its final days.
Organic product sales are about to reach $1 billion a year at national supermarket Kroger.
Managing Natural And Organic
From recycling and composting to thoughtful uses for products on the brink of sell-by expiration, these retailers share their tips and tricks for keeping food and packaging waste to a minimum.
Does featuring locally sourced ingredients on your shelves and menus drive business? Or does it just increase costs and cause other business challenges? Restaurateurs and retailers share their experience with the benefits and obstacles of keeping it close to home.
In collaboration with the One Family organization,Dancing Deer Baking Company’s Sweet Home Project is helping to fight family homelessness and help single parents achieve economic independence in Boston.
Hot Bread Kitchen, an East Harlem baking cooperative, began with a training program to create new careers for women from all over the world, and went on to launch a kitchen incubator program to help food companies throughout New York City.
New Product News: Natural And Organic
Following popularity of coconut water, many companies are now looking to produce maple water, a healthier, locally made product.
SOS launched its newest hydration drink flavor: blueberry.
Category Flavor Trends
Snacks have taken the lead as the top-selling organic category this year. Weigh in with your picks on Twitter using the button and hashtag below.