ORGANIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ORGANIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) General Mills buying mac and cheese maker Annie’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390365-79/annie-general-mills-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390365-79/annie-general-mills-percent.html.csp">General Mills buying mac and cheese maker Annie’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change. General Mills Inc., the company behind classic food brands such as Pillsbury dough, Progresso soups, Yoplait yogurts and Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, has been trying to cut cost and has tweaked its recipes as sales stagnate. Sales have suffered as Greek yogurt and breakfast san...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583903652014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T16:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:57:02 MDT Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58381619-68/organic-drift-farm-farmers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58381619-68/organic-drift-farm-farmers.html.csp">Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE KARNOWSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T13:00:02.47-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 01:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they’re now working with the sprayer’s insurance company. “We’re a certified organic farm — except for our asparagus,” Melissa Dunham lamented. Pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58381619@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:00:02 MDT Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339907-223/kale-products-green-beauty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339907-223/kale-products-green-beauty.html.csp">Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:17:18.969-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging. Kale hasn’t displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. There’s a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399072014-09-02T17:17:18.969-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:17:18.969-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339907@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:17:18 MDT Sprouts beating Whole Foods in food-price battle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317783-79/foods-sprouts-percent-bloomberg.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317783-79/foods-sprouts-percent-bloomberg.html.csp">Sprouts beating Whole Foods in food-price battle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leslie Patton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:30:01.829-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., one of Whole Foods Market Inc.’s fastest-growing competitors, is undercutting the prices of its larger rival by about 13 percent, according to analysis by Bloomberg Industries. A basket of 148 brand-name items, including Kashi cereal, Talenti gelato and Applegate deli turkey, is $691.92 at Sprouts and $780.64 at Whole Foods, according to a study led by Jennifer Bartashus, a Bloomberg Industries analyst in Skillman, New Jersey. The difference stems largely f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317783@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:01 MDT Letter: Buy organic produce, not the poison stuff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250691-82/produce-organic-everyone-poisoned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250691-82/produce-organic-everyone-poisoned.html.csp">Letter: Buy organic produce, not the poison stuff</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:11:02.138-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Start buying organic, for your health, the environment, and the love of everyone around you. (Especially make sure your berries and leafy greens are organic.) Our minds have been perverted so that now “conventional produce” means produce that has been poisoned with inorganic chemicals. Presently, and since the latter half of the 20th century, the kind of produce that everyone since the dawn of humanity has eaten is labeled as something special, extravagant, and demanding: organic, meaning it is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250691@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT