Stories tagged: organic
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019
U.S. organic sales continue to outpace the broader market, surpassing $50 billion for the first time last year, as pesticide-free, non-GMO products take a bigger slice of the total consumer …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Last fall, Uncle Ike’s, a Seattle cannabis retailer, began random third-party testing of all of its products for pesticides or other contaminants.
Tue., March 6, 2018
General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Natural Grocers is opening its first Spokane store Tuesday in North Spokane.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
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
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 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
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 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
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
The downtown farmers market is moving off the pavement to an open field a few blocks away.
Wed., March 24, 2010
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
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
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 …