Organic

A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

‘GMO-Free’ Claims May Soon Be Verified By Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

05/15/2015

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A Cheaper Whole Foods Chain? Company Lays Out Plan To Court Millennials

Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.

05/07/2015

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Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?

We’d all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet, but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50% more? This is a great resource to help parents narrow down when you should go out of your way to buy organic, and when you can get away with running by the corner store to grab an avocado on the way home from work.

04/30/2015

Bay Area Milkman. (CBS)

Bay Area Milkman Caters To Rising Interest In Organic Milk

The Bay Area Milkman, also known as Pat Borella, has been delivering milk and other staples to homes every week for 30 years. These days, his clients are mostly affluent with a strong desire for local organic milk, which even he says, doesn’t come cheap.

04/14/2015

Amy's Kitchen is recalling some products containing spinach over listeria concerns. (Source: FDA)

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Frozen Products Containing Spinach Over Listeria Concerns

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young and old people, and those with weakened immune systems.

03/23/2015

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Napa Curbside Composting Program Aims To Keep 8,000 Tons Of Material Out Of Landfills

A curbside composting program in Napa could keep more than 8,000 tons of material out of its landfill each year, city officials said.

03/22/2015

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San Francisco Restaurant Throws Bay Area’s First ‘Doggie Brunch’ To Celebrate New California Law

An organic San Francisco restaurant is celebrating the Jan. 1 launch of a new California law that finally allows dogs in restaurant’s outside dining areas by throwing the Bay Area’s very first doggie brunch.

01/19/2015

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As Demand Soars, Supermarkets Struggle To Keep Organic Milk Stocked

Grocery shoppers looking for organic milk in Bay Area supermarkets may be out of luck as farmers struggle to keep up with demand.

10/01/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Berkeley-Based Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills For $820M

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Berkeley-based Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change.

09/09/2014

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Organic Food Producers Meet In San Francisco To Discuss Trends In Organic Shopping

San Francisco played host to big players in the organic food world this month, but research shows many people still aren’t convinced the organic label is worth the price.

08/31/2014

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