Stories tagged: organic
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Oregon appeals court upholds ruling that threw out GMO ban
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that overturned a 2014 voter-approved initiative banning genetically engineered crops in Josephine County.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Religious beliefs involved in pesticide dispute involving organic Oregon farm
Religious beliefs involving the use of pesticides are part of a dispute over noxious weeds on a 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon that has attracted the attention of organic food …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the risks of pesticides
When you shop for groceries, do you carry a copy of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” list with you? It’s a list of the 12 vegetables and fruits with …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Idaho agriculture group balks at Clif Bar Foundation video
Southern Idaho’s agriculture community was happy to welcome a major Clif Bar production facility recently, but the company’s “Mr. Seed” video that criticizes conventional agriculture has been less well received.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Organic farmer seeks $210,000 after cows defecate on crops
An Organic farm is seeking $210,000 from a neighboring dairy after cows escaped and defecated on the farm’s crops.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Hawaii may be first to help farmers get certified organic
Hawaii is the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Natural Grocers to open in north Spokane Tuesday
Natural Grocers is opening its first Spokane store Tuesday in North Spokane.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Organic labels for marijuana debated in Colorado
Marijuana has attracted many labels in its time. On Friday, Colorado lawmakers debate whether the state should give the drug one more often associated with purple carrots than purple haze …
Sun., May 13, 2012
Pesticide-free orchard worth additional effort
Last year, I wrote a column about growing fruit trees organically. In it, I detailed what my husband and I have been doing to grow worm-free apples over the past …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012
Do Your Part: Seven tips to ‘Detox Your Life’
Do Your Part is kicking off a year of green challenges. January is “Detox Your Life” month. We’re finding and eliminating chemicals that could be polluting your home and your …
Wed., June 8, 2011
At the top of the pecking order
Palouse Pastured Poultry chickens live outside, pecking for insects and foraging for alfalfa and weeds – most of the time. Unless it rains: Then the fair-weather birds like to tuck …
Wed., March 16, 2011
Organic delivery service now includes Spokane, Stone-Buhr flour donates to food banks
Organic food grower Full Circle Farms of Carnation, Wash., has expanded its farm-to-table delivery service to include Spokane. The farm, in the Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle, offers subscribers a …
Thu., April 1, 2010
Farmers market site will be south of I-90
The downtown Spokane farmers market is moving off the pavement to an open field a few blocks away. The Spokane Farmers’ Market Association announced last month that it will relocate …
Wed., March 31, 2010, 5:22 p.m.
Downtown Spokane farmers market moving
The downtown farmers market is moving off the pavement to an open field a few blocks away.
Wed., March 24, 2010
At One World, eat and pay what you want for a good cause
In the year and a half since Janice and Keith Raschko opened their nonprofit restaurant One World Spokane on East Sprague Avenue, many notions about the café have emerged.
Wed., Aug. 12, 2009
Fans of organic food say study missed the mark
For years, healthy-food advocates have said organic food is more nutritious than conventionally grown. But that claim is being challenged by a comprehensive new study, and the healthful-eating crowd is …
Tue., April 3, 2007
Sandpoint homes to be green
Clean living: A hundred years ago that phrase conjured up an image of someone who abstained from alcohol and attended church weekly. In today’s world, it takes on a whole …