Orange Is The New Carrot (Excerpt: “The Seed Detective”)

The following excerpt is from Adam Alexander’s book The Seed Detective (Chelsea Green Publishing, Sept 22, 2022: Pre-order here) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. courtesy of Chelsea Green It’s All About the Color We have the Arabs to thank for introducing today’s carrot to Western Europe. There are two distinct sub-species that … Read more

To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more

To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed | Agriculture and Farming Forum – AG machinery and technology

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more

2022 National Organic Research Agenda and 2022 State of Organic Seed Reports Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As the Organic Industry Booms, Grower Challenges and Seed Needs Loom LargeTwo new assessments underscore the need for targeted investments in organic research (SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 15, 2022) — Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) are proud to announce the release of the National Organic Research Agenda … Read more