Monday, August 16, 2010

Whole Foods Market Showcases All Organic, USA-Sourced Non-Dairy Beverage Options

"AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), today announced the expansion of its all organic and domestically sourced non-dairy beverage line as it launches the company's first almond milk line –including the industry's first-ever private label refrigerated organic almond milk– and light soymilk in Original and Vanilla varieties under its value-priced 365 Organic Everyday Value brand– available now in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

"When choosing our nutritious non-dairy beverage options, shoppers can feel confident that they're not only getting the freshest, most flavorful options available, but also the peace of mind that the products are all organic and sourced from American farms, at a great value price 365 days a year," said Chris Slick, Senior Global Coordinator for Exclusive and Store Brands for Whole Foods Market. "We're thrilled to continue offering shoppers the highest quality, responsibly sourced choices in the category with our organic store brand line.""

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Whole Foods Market® to Celebrate 30 Years of Organic Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Local Communities and Making Grocery Shopping Fun

"AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) turns 30 this September, celebrating three decades of offering the highest quality natural and organic foods and supporting organic agriculture, environmental stewardship and local producers. With a birthday bash at its world headquarters and festivities at all of its stores, Whole Foods Market will acknowledge not only its past accomplishments, but also future food, farming and environmental initiatives for healthier communities and planet."

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Celebrity Parents Who Eat Organic

"After the success of Food Inc. and Food Revolution, more celebrities are turning to organic foods and products as part of a healthier lifestyle.

Courteney Cox, star of Scream 4 and CougarTown, and her husband David Arquette, are buying organic, especially for their 6-year-old daughter Coco.

“I try to always be as green as possible,” the actress, 46, told US Magazine. ”For Coco, I got her Organic Matters [products] which Jen Meyer told me about.”

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mosquito spraying concerns organic farmers

"BERKLEY, Mass. -- Some farmers are raising questions and concerns about mosquito spraying in southeastern Massachusetts.

Several mosquitoes recently tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, but no human cases have been reported.

The state says the pesticide has no significant effect on local farms, but organic farmers say they have to be extra careful.

"It can contaminate your crops," said Stephen Murray of Kettle Pond Farm in Berkley.

The organic farm supplies produce to about 100 local families."

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Survey: 40 percent of NY farmers have interest in organic production

"Albany, NY -- A survey about organic agriculture showed 40 percent of conventional farmers are responded to the survey are interested in becoming involved in organic production.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with the New York Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

“As organic food sales continue to expand in the marketplace, organic production continues to be an increasingly viable farm opportunity,” said state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker."

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Keeki Pure and Simple deals in organic and gluten-free products

"GRAND RAPIDS — Keeki Pure and Simple started after mothers-turned-entrepreneurs Natalie Bauss and Katy Scheffler wanted to do something for their children.

They have channeled their passion for organic ingredients and concerns about food allergies into the Keeki Pure and Simple line of products: lip balm, nail polish and polish remover."

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finding Organic Baby Food Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

"PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market is augmenting its healthy baby snack category with the inclusion of 3 new products from Little Duck Organics, makers of all-natural snacks for infants and toddlers. In the North Atlantic region, families will now be able to buy certified organic packages of freeze dried apples and bananas, strawberries and mangoes and apples and blueberries. Each package is 100% pure fruit. There are no fillers, no added sugars, and no preservatives or artificial flavors."

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