For the Birds: Organic Takes Wing at Expo West
Visit Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods at Natural Products Expo West's Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, Table #F101, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
By: Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods
Wild Wings will debut its new line of Certified Organic backyard birdseed blends at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Table #F101 at the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, a special – and very popular – one-day tabletop display for organic producers at the show.
Wild Wings' mission in introducing its wild bird foods is to support U.S. organic farmers, and educate everyone about the importance of keeping all birds, whether they're exotic pets or backyard visitors, away from the toxic chemicals and pesticide residues – including glyphosate – that are frequently found in conventional bird foods.
Wild Birds Benefit from Organic Food and Farming
Birds are particularly sensitive to the toxic effects of synthetic pesticides often used in conventional agriculture, and also to the pesticide residues that may appear in the seeds and grains birds rely on for food. Bird populations in agricultural regions in France have dropped by 33 percent, National Geographic reported in 2018, and many believe widespread use of herbicides such as glyphosate may be a contributing factor. In the United States, 10 percent of the 672 million birds exposed to pesticides on U.S. agricultural lands die—the canaries in the chemical coal mine, so to speak. Bird lovers may be contributing to the problem by feeding back yard birds seeds soaked with glyphosate and other pesticides.
Additionally, researchers studying bird populations in Europe and North America in 2013 found that "organic agriculture had a global positive effect on bird abundance compared to conventional agriculture."
A Mission to Save Birds … and Farmers
"Our mission at Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods is to save all birds from the devastating effects of toxic chemicals like glyphosate that people unwittingly feed their pets and put into their backyard feeders," said Greg Harrison, DVM, a renowned avian health expert and founder of Wild Wings. "We're thrilled to have this opportunity to share critical information about the importance of whole organic seeds and grains produced without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides or GMOs for optimal bird health. We also are excited to introduce some unique products at the world's largest stage for natural and organic products at Expo West March."
A disruptor in the $6.3 billion wild bird food and feeder category, Wild Wings makes its blends through a close partnership with Grain Place Foods, a pioneering, 350-acre certified organic farm in eastern Nebraska, and other farmers in the U.S. where it sources organic grains and seeds for formulations that include sunflower kernels, safflower, gray millet, hull-less barley, toasted soybeans, corn, and more.
Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods are USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, and are available at Wild Wings' online store and on Amazon.com.
About Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods
Brentwood, TN-based Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods was founded by Greg Harrison, DVM, a recognized leader in avian health who created The Bird Hospital, the first all-bird veterinary practice in Lake Worth, FL, in the 1970s, and Harrison's Bird Foods, the first commercially available certified organic pet food, in the 1980s. HBD International, Inc., parent company of Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods and Harrison's Bird Foods, promotes the highest standard of care for companion and wild birds through education and the availability of quality, certified organic bird foods and other products worldwide. Visit Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods and follow us on Facebook.