Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana‚Äôs Organic ‚ÄúLentil Underground‚ÄĚ

By Katherine Seligman Here in Northern California, the heart of the organic food movement, lentils are often taken for granted‚ÄĒa lowly shelf staple lacking the cult status of coffee, wine or artisan¬†chocolate. But there is much to learn from these humble legumes, insists Liz Carlisle, a former country music singer and Harvard grad who is … Continue reading Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana‚Äôs Organic ‚ÄúLentil Underground‚ÄĚ

A message of hope

Last year, the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) officially declared that 2015 would be celebrated as the International Year of the Soil, citing the threat to one of the key ingredients to the planet's food and farming systems posed by "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use, pollution, overgrazing and climate change." Though many … Continue reading A message of hope

Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start

Posted by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program, on December 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Like other organic products, seeds used in organic agriculture cannot be genetically engineered or be treated with prohibited substances. This is the twenty-second installment of the Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic … Continue reading Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start