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By | April 16th, 2021 | Organic News |

A new report shows organic fresh produce sales grow 9% in Q1 2021

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3 percent from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report.

Europe’s ‘difficult target’ of 25% organic by 2030: Is the Organic Action Plan doing enough?

The European Commission has detailed how it plans to achieve a target of 25% agricultural land under organic farming. Should it be doing more?

How local, organic farms help the environment and you, according to a farmer

One organic farmer explains why support for local farming is so important. About 120 miles northwest of New York City along the Delaware River, Greg Swartz and his wife, Tannis Kowalchuk, own and operate Willow Wisp Organic Farm, where they carefully cultivate 45 different kinds of vegetables and several dozen varieties of culinary herbs and cut flowers. It is organic farming like this that is at the root of regional environmental responsibility and — below that — biodiverse soil surface is an infrastructure for nutrient-dense produce that plays a pivotal role in a healthy food system.

Stonyfield Organic Aims to Convert Central Park, Prospect Park and Grant Park Into Organic Grounds by 2025 as Part of Stonyfield #PlayFree Initiative

Stonyfield realized that organic fields can have an even bigger impact on people, pets and the planet beyond its own. That’s why Stonyfield launched the StonyFIELDS program in 2018, a nationwide initiative to help keep families free from harmful pesticides in parks and playing fields across the country. To further the impact of its program, Stonyfield Organic announces today its goal to help convert the world’s most famous parks, Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Grant Park in Chicago, to be organically maintained by 2025 through several donations. By the end of April, Grant Park will be the first of the parks to begin the organic transition as part of the #PlayFree initiative.

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