organic http://www.kplu.org en Organic Milk More Nutritious than Regular Milk, WSU Study Finds http://www.kplu.org/post/organic-milk-more-nutritious-regular-milk-wsu-study-finds <p></p><p>Organic dairy products may have a major nutritional advantage over conventional milk, Washington researchers <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0082429">have found in a study</a> that could affect the ongoing debate about the health benefits of organics.</p><p>A Washington State University-led team studied about 400 samples of whole milk, both traditionally-produced and organic, and found a key difference in the balance of fatty acids. Organic milk seems to have a much higher proportion of omega-3s compared with omega-6s.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11528 at http://www.kplu.org Organic Milk More Nutritious than Regular Milk, WSU Study Finds I-522 Supporters for GE Labels Outraising Opponents 4 to 1 http://www.kplu.org/post/i-522-supporters-ge-labels-outraising-opponents-4-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington voters will decide this fall whether foods that contain genetically-engineered ingredients must carry a special label.</span></p><p>Initiative 522 is similar to a California measure that failed last fall.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But so far, the race for political contributions is shaping up quite differently.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:17:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9675 at http://www.kplu.org I-522 Supporters for GE Labels Outraising Opponents 4 to 1 Organic food from Europe? Check your local grocery store soon http://www.kplu.org/post/organic-food-europe-check-your-local-grocery-store-soon If you buy organic products, your options may be about to expand. The U.S. and the European Union are announcing that they will soon treat each other's organic standards as equivalent. In other words, if it's organic here, it's also organic in Europe, and vice versa. Organic food companies are cheering because their potential markets just doubled.<p>Those formal definitions of "organic" actually were codified quite recently — just a few decades ago. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:55:04 +0000 4159 at http://www.kplu.org Organic food from Europe? Check your local grocery store soon Organic farming down in Washington despite growing demand for organic foods http://www.kplu.org/post/organic-farming-down-washington-despite-growing-demand-organic-foods <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960610.mp3</p><p>As sales of organic foods continue to climb across the country, <a href="http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pdfs/P1768.pdf">organic farming</a><a href="http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pages/organic/"> </a><a href="http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pdfs/P1768.pdf">in Washington has decreased</a>. That surprised some researchers for a state that&#39;s one of the country&rsquo;s top producers of organic produce.</p><p>While people in the agriculture industry expect certain crops to go through challenging cycles now and then, an annual study of the state&rsquo;s organic farms shows &quot;significant&quot; declines in the past year, according to David Granatstein. He&#39;s sustainable agriculture specialist at Washington State University. &nbsp;Granatstein co-authored a new study that found decreases in the number of organic producers, acreage and farm gate sales.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:39:28 +0000 Charla Bear 1099 at http://www.kplu.org Organic farming down in Washington despite growing demand for organic foods