A new buyout path for mission-driven businesses

A new consortium is launching a non-profit at a major natural foods trade fair Wednesday, trying to help mission-driven companies transition ownership to future generations without selling out their values to win venture capital or corporate ownership.

Organic Valley starts project to run on renewable energy only

Wisconsin-based Organic Valley, the largest U.S. cooperative for organic farmers, launched a project to become the largest food company in the world to get all of its electricity from renewable sources. The co-op will be part of a "community solar partnership" that will install 12 megawatts of solar power in the state.

Milk producers draft standards for certified grassfed dairy label

A national group of largely organic milk producers has reached consensus on a draft proposal for a new certified 100 percent grassfed dairy label, hoping to define the term before it gets diluted.