Organic http://www.kunc.org en Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-wal-mart-really-make-organic-food-cheap-everyone It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices">promising</a> to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 percent cheaper than organic food that's on Wal-Mart's shelves right now.<p>Yet we've heard this before. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 55574 at http://www.kunc.org Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy http://www.kunc.org/post/why-non-gmo-label-organics-frenemy It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture.<p>In fact, the <a href="http://www.nongmoproject.org/">increasingly successful</a> movement to eliminate genetically modified crops — GMOs — from food is turning out to be organic's false friend. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 54362 at http://www.kunc.org Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey http://www.kunc.org/post/chickens-lay-organic-eggs-eat-imported-food-and-its-pricey The other morning, I found myself staring at something strange and unfamiliar: empty grocery shelves with the word "eggs" above them. The store, a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., blamed, in another sign, the dearth on "increased demand for organic eggs."<p>This scene is unfolding in grocery stores across the country. But Whole Foods' sign wasn't telling the whole truth. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 54342 at http://www.kunc.org Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs http://www.kunc.org/post/green-movement-website-shakes-debate-over-gmos A <a href="http://grist.org/series/panic-free-gmos/">26-part series</a> on genetically modified food was not Nathanael Johnson's idea. And he didn't realize it would take six months, either.<p>Last year, Johnson was hired as the new food writer for Grist, a website for environmental news and opinion. Grist's editor, <a href="http://grist.org/article/2011-09-12-meet-scott-rosenberg-grists-new-executive-editor/">Scott Rosenberg</a>, was waiting with an assignment: Dig into the controversy over GMOs.<p>GMOs "were a unique problem for us," says Rosenberg. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:52:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 53377 at http://www.kunc.org A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs Organic Acreage Continues To Climb In Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/organic-acreage-continues-climb-colorado <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Walk into a grocery store these days and you’re likely to find whole sections devoted to organic foods. To produce them all and fill the market for organic food, acreage continues to rise.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">In Colorado alone, acreage of organic crops has more than doubled in the past fifteen years.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:47:36 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 52503 at http://www.kunc.org Organic Acreage Continues To Climb In Colorado