|More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk|
The New York Times - 12/9/2013. By Kenneth Chang - Whole milk from organic dairies contains far more of some of the fatty acids that contribute to a healthy heart than conventional milk, scientists are reporting.
|Destructive winter moths back in Maine|
Portland Press Herald - 12/9/2013. By North Cain - Winter moths are back – and flying around in more places in Maine than before. While the moths are visible in early winter – hence, their name – their damage is done in the spring, when the eggs laid on the trunks of trees hatch. The larvae crawl up and burrow into both leaf and flower buds and feed on expanding buds and foliage on many trees and bushes, including oak, maple, apple, elm, ash, crabapple, cherry and blueberry.
|An Organic Greenhouse Run by Farmers With Autism|
The Atlantic - 12/9/2013. By James Hamblin - Jan Pilarski, of South Bend, Indiana, started a prototype aquaponic greenhouse to employ her son Chris and others who are on the autism spectrum. After the success of that prototype, they turned to the Internet last week to help them fund a commercial-scale version of the project.
|Wall Street Rewards Kroger’s Organic Moves|
Prevention - 12/9/2013. By Robyn O’Brien - Kroger’s Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands generated fiscal 2012 sales that exceeded Kroger’s internal goal by 33%, Mr. McMullen. And it’s lifting the company’s earnings. The company expects its organic department to double in size in the next five years.