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The Organic Coup: First All-Organic Fast Food Chain Founded by Costco Execs Raises $7 Million in Funding

A fast-food chain founded by two former Costco executives just raised $7 million in a round of funding that was led by Costco’s founder. The organic chain currently has two restaurants in San Francisco and Pleasanton, California, and is preparing to expand to at least 24 new locations with its new investment.

The Organic Coup, a USDA-certified organic fast-food chain, is the first of its kind in the United States. It specializes in fried-chicken sandwiches prepared in coconut oil and offers sides such as chocolate-drizzled popcorn. Coconut oil is perhaps the most expensive oil on the market, but was chosen for its obvious health benefits.

One of The World’s Largest Free Kitchens in India has Switched to Serving Only Organic Food

One of the world’s largest free kitchens that serves food to 100,000 people a day is switching to organic.

Guru Ramdas Langar Hall at Sri Harmandir Sahib, otherwise known as the Golden Temple, is among the world’s largest community kitchens. The Golden Temple, located in the western Indian city of Amritsar, provides a hot meal to anyone who walks through their doors regardless of case, creed or religion.

Bay Area School District is the First Ever to Serve Kids All-Organic, Non-GMO Lunches

A Bay Area school district now serves as the shining example of how to feed and educate their students by providing 100% organic and GMO-free menu items, all of which are made from scratch.

Around 500 students that attend the Bayside MLK Jr. Academy and the Willow Academy in Sausalito have been dining on organic, local and sustainably-sourced food since the beginning of the school year in August.

This Organic Grocery Store in Germany Has No Waste, Packaging or Plastic Bags

Imagine shopping in a zero-waste grocery store with no food packaging and no plastic bags.

For eco-conscious consumers, that dream is a reality in Berlin, Germany, where Original Unpackaged (Original Unverpackt) opened last year, according to The Epoch Times. The no-waste grocery store was founded by Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, who envisioned a new way of sustainable shopping.