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Monday, July 18, 2011

Pesticides by the pound: Experts differ on health risks from chemical-laden produce

Portland Tribune

One fine day in early summer, the Southeast Portland Fred Meyer was selling Braeburn apples for 89 cents a pound, while organic Braeburns were more than double that price, at $1.99 a pound.


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OSU Farmscaping Tour July 20 to Goschie Farms, first Salmon-Safe hop grower

Longtime Salmon-Safe collaborators at Oregon State University's Integrated Plant Protection Center will lead a farmscaping for beneficial insect walk  on July 20, from 1-5PM, at Goshie Farms, near Silverton, Oregon. It's a free public event and an opportunity to visit a flagship Salmon-Safe farm near Portland with leading researchers and extension educators.


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Updated Salmon-Safe farm standards released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our all-new farm standards that primarily incorporates a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. A more substantial revision 2.0 will be out by late summer that includes extensive scientific and environmental community review comments.


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Peeling Back the Label

Audubon Magazine

In the current food special issue, Audubon Magazine make sense of environmental claims on food products lining grocery store aisles. Here’s what they had to say about Salmon-Safe: 


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Friday, February 18, 2011

New Salmon-Safe video: Save Wild Salmon

This new Stewardship Partners video by filmmaker Donovan Greene beautifully captures the Salmon-Safe program. The video features leading Salmon-Safe Washington operations Oxbow Center & Organic Farm and Novelty Hill-Januik Winery.


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A greener Christmas tree

Chilliwack Times, British Columbia

 Just when you thought the living green principles had permeated every aspect of daily life, along comes organically-grown Christmas trees. The Bees Knees Christmas Trees is a family-owned business growing on two farms in the Columbia Valley without the use of chemicals of any kind. "We're basically letting the trees do what they do best," said owner Michelle Lemieux.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet Sal, the star of Salmon-Safe PSA

Broadcast on the big screen by the Seattle Mariners in their victorious home game against the Minnesota Twins, this is the acclaimed Stewardship Partners film production featuring our Seattle-area Salmon-Safe farms and vineyards. Stewardship Partners produced the spot with a Seattle-based creative team including artist Peter Orr. Since then, Sal the Salmon has been on the road in Oregon and Washington, appearing at farm celebrations and other events.


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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Indie Hops puts new plant to work with tip toward craft brewers

The Oregonian

Indie Hops' shiny new $2 million hop-pelletizing plant in Hubbard is the most tangible evidence of CEO Jim Solberg's belief that it's time for the American craft brewers to move out of the shadow of the giants... It's also partnered with two prominent Oregon growers, Goschie Farms and Coleman Farms, which supply Indie Hops with certified Salmon-Safe, sustainably grown hops and -- beginning with the 2012 harvest of 20 acres at Goschie's -- certified organic hops. Hops are prey to an array of pests and blights, and growing them organically is hard work indeed. Read the story...


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Monday, March 8, 2010

Take the "Organic Foodie" quiz

National Geographic

What you eat affects everything from your health to local water supplies. How green can you make your dinner plate? Does eating organically grown food reduce global warming? Which eco-labels are most meaningful? Take National Geographic's Organic Foodie Quiz and get to know your inner organic foodie.


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Deschutes Brewery's Hop Trip now made with Salmon-Safe Certified Fresh Hops

The Oregonian

A perennial favorite, this year's release marks a milestone in the history of Hop Trip. The fresh Crystal hops the brewery has used since the first batch of Hop Trip are now certified Salmon-Safe! The hop farm the brewery sources from for Hop Trip has gone the extra mile this year to gain official Salmon-Safe recognition... "Healthy rivers are very important to us at Deschutes, especially since it's one of the main sources we tap into to make great beer," says Gary Fish, Founder of Deschutes Brewery...


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