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General Mills Is Spending More to Develop Organic Ingredients That Customers Can Trace

Organic and natural sourcing led to a push for healthier soil.

By Kristen Leigh Painter

General Mills became a food giant by pioneering ideas to get people in and out of the kitchen more quickly. Now, it has moved to the front lines of an agricultural movement it didn’t start.

A series of investments in recent months for its growing portfolio of natural and organic products has been aimed at fortifying the land where its food is grown.

How Annie’s Is Working Differently in Montana


A new sort of farmers market just arrived in the northern plains of Montana, and Annie’s is proud to be part of it.

For the last eighteen months, we’ve been working with organic grain farmers, Casey Bailey and Nate Powell-Palm, to create limited edition Annie’s items – Honey Bunny Grahams and Elbow Pasta & Cheddar – made from organic crops grown on their farms.

Portrait of a Start-up Farmer


Zach Knutson is as much economist as he is farmer. He’s had to be.

Unlike many farmers, Knutson didn’t inherit land. Instead, he’s earned and invested his way into the industry, relying on his entrepreneurial savvy and passion for growing plants and crops.

Knutson’s career in agriculture started in elementary school when he had a small garden. Later, he nurtured a chicken flock to sell eggs for extra spending money. In college, he realized he liked the business.

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers in Colombia

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming

Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.  

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
Press Release

Bogotá, Columbia, January17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.

The Hands That Grow Your Food

For Small Organic Farmers, CSAs Provide the Nutrients for Survival
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Though most of us eat food at least three times per day, very few consumers understand what it takes to bring food from seed to market.

A Mindful Harvest: The Zen of Organic Farming

Since the 1970s, The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Has Sown Seeds of Mindfulness in Organic Farming
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Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in San Francisco's Marin County.  Since the 1970s, these pioneers of the California Organic Farming movement have been utilizing zen practices to harvest surprising soul crops and produce abundant, earth-friendly yields. Watch this episode to learn how they manage to strike the balance between responsibility and detachment in their sustainable work on the planet, and in the hearts and minds of their students and guests.

Sustainable Love in Wine Country

A visit to a Napa winery reveals how true love helps produce great wine.

“If you love the land, it will love you back.” – Flora Komes

Right off of Highway 29 in St. Helena, California, nestled into the base of the Mayacamas Mountains lies Flora Springs® Winery. What began as 300 acres purchased in 1977 by Jerry and Flora Komes, has expanded to over 650 acres in the Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and St. Helena areas. However, it still maintains the charm of its third-generation, family-owned history.

Participation and Fundraising Campaign Announced for Pilot Test of National Sustainable Agriculture Standard LEO-4000

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Madison, WI, May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of a participation and fundraising campaign for the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard LEO-4000. The LEO-4000 standard has reached an important milestone. It is now entering the technical edit phase in order to be published as a draft standard, which will be sent to the Standard Committee for approval of the initiation of the public comment period.


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