|Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Industry|
USDA - 10/24/2013. By Catherine Greene - U.S. consumer demand for organically produced goods has grown continuously since USDA established national standards for organic production and processing in 2002. And, while Americans economized on their food purchases during the 2007-09 recession, including purchases of organic products, growth in demand for organic products rebounded quickly following the recession.
|New Study Confirms Chocolate's Fat-Busting Properties|
GreenMedInfo.com - 10/23/2013. By Sayer Ji - A new observational study published in the journal Nutrition, confirms that chocolate consumption may have significant health benefits. The European study titled, "Association between chocolate consumption and fatness in European adolescents," found a higher chocolate consumption was associated with lower total and central fatness in European adolescents.
|Farm Fresh helps keep kids learning|
Portland Press Herald - 10/23/2013. By Karen Vachon - Good eatin' may well be what life is all about; at least in Martha Putnam's world. But what you may not know is she's having an impact on the food you eat every day right here in Maine.
|Pesticide makes invading ants suicidally aggressive|
Nature - 10/23/2013. By Brian Owens - Neonicotinoid insecticides have developed a bad reputation for their unintended and potentially harmful effects on pollinating insects such as bees. A study in New Zealand now shows that the chemical can also change how native and invasive ants interact.