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Take a photographic tour around the world’s first fully organic state

The kitchen of a family house in Yuksom Matilde Gattoni IN 2016, Sikkim in India became the world’s first fully…

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New E. coli outbreak traced to organic walnuts distributed in 19 states

A new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is under investigation and has been traced to organic walnuts. More than half of…

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How did a GMO purple tomato get mixed up for an organic variety? : Shots

The Purple Galaxy Tomato splashed across the cover of this season’s Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog: a closeup of a…

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Melissa’s brand organic, fresh basil added to recall linked to Salmonella illnesses

Another brand of fresh, organic basil has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections. Melissa’s-brand organic basil sold in…

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Investigators link Salmonella outbreak to fresh organic basil from Trader Joe’s

Fresh organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s stores is behind a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections. The Centers for…

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A new spin on organic shampoo makes it sudsier, longer lasting

While there’s no regulation in the U.S. for what’s in organic shampoos, they tend to contain ingredients perceived as safe…

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A new estimate of U.S. soil organic carbon to improve Earth system models

Soil contains about twice as much carbon as the atmosphere and plants combined. It is a major carbon sink, capable…

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Rose essential oil: A safe pesticide for organic agriculture

Plants-derived essential oils (EOs) find applications in various industries, such as detergents, cosmetics, pharmacology, and food additives. Moreover, EOs have…

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Organic farms trigger more pesticide use on nearby conventional farms

Organic farms appear to inadvertently cause greater pesticide use on surrounding fields with conventional agricultural practices Danielle Balderas/Shutterstock Organic farmers…

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USDA organic rules are changing. Is the food industry ready?

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture prepares to launch its Strengthening Organic Enforcement regulations March 19, some wonder if unprepared…

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