Oct 22, 2012 — It's important for kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, America's pediatricians say, but there are fewer pesticides and a potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria in organic produce, if you can afford it.
Sep 4, 2012 — Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally grown food. But researchers note that organic agriculture can bring environmental benefits.
Jul 31, 2012 — Bhutan wants to be the first country in the world to convert to a 100 percent agricultural system. Many farmers in Bhutan are already organic, which experts say should make the transition relatively easy.
Mar 6, 2012 — Demand for organic and local food is rising in Hong Kong. But people find supply limited and expensive, mirroring the early days of the organic movement in other countries.
Feb 15, 2012 — The U.S. and the European Union are announcing that they will soon treat each other's organic standards as equivalent. In other words, if it's organic here, it's also organic in Europe, and vice versa.
Jan 26, 2012 — Salmonella contamination in organic celery seed caused headaches — and an FDA recall — for one entrepreneur. Her tale is a reminder that organic certification doesn't measure food safety; it's only about how a food was grown.
Jan 3, 2012 — There's not enough organic milk, especially in states like Florida and Georgia. Inputs — like organic grain and hay for animals — are now dramatically more expensive for farmers. That means organic dairy cows are getting less food and producing less milk.
Dec 8, 2011 — A study released this week found that many eco-labels for farmed seafood don't guarantee the fish was raised in a way that protects the marine environment.
Nov 7, 2011 — An outbreak of botulism linked to organic Italian olives makes it clear that even food that sounds pristine can harbor deadly pathogens. Organic foods may be more vulnerable to some pathogens because of the way they are grown. Food processors fight botulism with heat, salt, and acid.
Jul 20, 2011 — A solid majority of American say they prefer to eat organic over non-organic food. But the fondness for organic food isn't universal. Older people don't care for it nearly as much as the rest of the population. And the cost of organic food is an issue.