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Organic Pastures recalls raw milk

A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products is voluntarily recalling its whole milk — that expired on Jan. 23 and 26 — in collaboration with state officials. Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy Co. posted the recall on its website and Facebook page Thursday. The dairy has recalled products… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Not All Recalls Are Created Equal

Opinion

Just as the dog days of summer arrived and news slowed to a crawl, something did pop up to talk about. “Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says” headlines an Aug. 20, 2015, story in The New York Times. Based on data from Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, a company that manages all types of recalls, the… Continue Reading

University of Arizona Explores Natural Sanitizers for Leafy Greens

Researchers at the University of Arizona are exploring natural methods for improving the safety of organic leafy greens with common ingredients such as oregano, cinnamon and vinegar. The team led by Sadhana Ravishankar, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, has found that by washing the vegetables with water containing plant extracts… Continue Reading

Study Suggests Eating Organic Produce Lowers Pesticide Exposure

Many agricultural pesticide exposure studies focus on farmworkers and people who live or work near farms. Now research is taking a look at exposure through the actual food we eat. In a large study recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found that we consume fewer pesticides when we eat organic foods compared… Continue Reading

Survey: Consumers Might Read Organic Label Differently Than Organic Standards Board

The Consumer Reports National Research Center says that “questionable practices” remain in the regulation of the fast-growing organics industry. It is hoping that new public opinion research released today as the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) begins a four-day meeting in San Antonio will help narrow the divide between what consumers think they are getting and what… Continue Reading