|Will Denmark Become the World’s First 100% Organic Country?|
EcoWatch - 1/30/2016. By Cole Mellino - The Danish government is working on drastically increasing the nation’s supply of organic food. Last year, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries released an ambitious plan to double the area under organic cultivation by 2020 from 2007 levels.
|Meet the Woman Scaling Up Organics in the Deep South|
Modern Farmer - 1/29/2016. By Brian Barth - Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, keeps a chart in her Atlanta office by which she measures the success of her efforts as the leader of the Peach State’s foremost sustainable agriculture advocacy group.
|8 Battleground States in the GMO Food Labeling Fight|
EcoWatch - 1/29/2016. By Lorraine Chow - As the food fight over the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) stalls in Congress, state-level GMO mandates are gaining steam. At least 30 states have introduced some type of legislation in recent years, including three states – Connecticut, Maine and Vermont – that have actually passed GMO labeling mandates.
|Scientists Are Building A Case For How Food Ads Make Us Overeat|
National Public Radio - 1/29/2016. By Eliza Barclay, The Salt - Two new meta-analyses may help policymakers decide what role food ads play in our obesity epidemic. While different in size and scope, both papers show how food advertising influences eating behavior – and can have a major impact on eating and eventual weight gain.