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Organic farming is not really better for you or the planet 19.7.2011 Grist News
by Jess Zimmerman. Science writer Christie Wilcox lays out the top myths about organic farming in Scientific American , and they might surprise you: It's not really pesticide-free. Certified organic farms have to use pesticides from natural sources, rather than man-made -- but those aren't necessarily any less dangerous or harmful. Large organic farms still spray crops with pesticides and fungicides. And they have to use more to get the same effect. It's not really better for you. Even if you're getting your produce from a totally pesticide-free farm, that doesn't mean it's free of pathogens. And there's no evidence that organic food is any more nutritious or beneficial than conventionally-farmed food. It's not really better for the planet.  Organic farming produces less food per acre, so it's not an efficient use of land. And Wilcox objects to organic farming's resistance to genetically modified organisms, which she says could help ...
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Growing Food in a Forest Garden (Video) 18.7.2011 TreeHugger
Growing Food in a Forest Garden (Video)
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Twins’ desert solitaire with organic veggies [VIDEO] 15.7.2011 Gristmill
by Daniel Klein. Talk about your desert solitaire: We weren’t sure what to expect when we drove 12 miles into a canyon in Utah to meet 70-year-old twins who live off the grid, grow organic vegetables, and give tours of the hidden Anasazi ruins carved into red rock. I’ve spent years pursuing pioneers and sages of organic food, but Bill and Bob Stone are among the most interesting people I have ever met. We spent two days with the brothers, sharing the rich life they’ve carved from the heart of the desert. Related Links: Foraging in the Land of Enchantment [VIDEO] Hunting feral pigs in Texas [VIDEO] Gulf shrimping after the BP oil spill ...
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'Organic' Vs. 'Natural': What Do The Labels Mean? 14.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Last year, overall sales for the grocery industry were up a modest 1.8 percent, according to the Food Institute. Yet sales of organic items more...
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Love Seafood? Make Sure It's Sustainable 13.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This post comes to us courtesy of KQED's Bay Area Bites. By Sarah Henry Up until a couple of recent events, I'd almost given up...
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The Organic Way To Beautiful Skin 13.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
From Organic Spa Magazine: If you're overwhelmed by the amount of skin-care products out there, you're not alone. How can you wade through them all...
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Karin Kloosterman: Rock the Eco-Kasbah in Morocco 9.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Built by a British-Berber partnership and hugged by one of the most stunning vistas you can imagine, the Kasbah du Toubkal is an absolute must in Morocco
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Woman Could Be Jailed For Vegetable Garden 9.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Julie Bass, of Oak Park, Michigan, wanted to grow her own food. She was a fan of organic vegetables, so she decided to convert her...
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World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion 7.7.2011 Worldwatch Institute
Worldwatch"s Nourishing the Planetteamhighlights sustainable ways to feed a growing population while also providing economic opportunities and enhancing the environment. . July 6, 2011 As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. "Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy," said Danielle Nierenberg, Director of Worldwatch Institute"s Nourishing the Planet project, a two-year evaluation of environmentally sustainable agricultural innovations to alleviate hunger. This year, the world"s population will hit 7 billion, according to the United Nations. Reaching this unprecedented level of population density has prompted ...
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World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion 6.7.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. As we observe World Population Day on July 11th, the good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents.

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Small-Scale Sustainable Farming Key To Global Food Security, Poverty Reduction: UN 5.7.2011 TreeHugger
Small-Scale Sustainable Farming Key To Global Food Security, Poverty Reduction: UN
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Organic Hot Dog Labels Mislead Consumers 3.7.2011 TreeHugger
Organic Hot Dog Labels Mislead Consumers
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Are Organic Farms As Cruel As Conventional? (Video) 29.6.2011 TreeHugger
Are Organic Farms As Cruel As Conventional? (Video)
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Maintaining Food Crop Diversity: An Interview with Gary Paul Nabhan 29.6.2011 Worldwatch Institute
Guest author Fred Bahnson interviewed Gary Paul Nabhan, a lecturer, food and farming advocate, folklorist, and conservationist who lives and farms in the U.S. Southwest. Nabhan discusses his new book , the future of agriculture, and how 1,400-year-old Lebanese farming techniques influence his land ethic. Tell me about your latest book, Where Our Food Comes From-Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine. You went on quite an adventure to write this. The book is about the centers of food diversity - to remind us that although we may want to eat local, we're also indebted to farming cultures in other parts of the world, parts from which our major food crops were historically derived. Maintaining the diversity of these food crops, taking care of the hotspots of food diversity, and ensuring that the indigenous stewards of those areas maintain control of their arable lands is very, very important. Nikolay Vavilov is one of my all-time heroes and perhaps the world's greatest ...
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Effect of Dissolved Organic Carbon on the Transport and Attachment Behaviors of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and Carboxylate-Modified Microspheres Advected through Temperate Humic and Tropical Volcanic Agricultural soil 28.6.2011 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es2003342
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Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs 25.6.2011 TreeHugger
Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs
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R. Paul Herman: Why Is Business Blind to the Potential Profits from Sustainability? 23.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Measurement of the environmental aspects of a business is equivalent to an x-ray or CAT scan to find the maladies in a business system and supply chain which can be addressed and cured.
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Biogarden Ecosystem Installed in Atlanta West End Park; City Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House 23.6.2011 ENN Network News - ENN
Atlanta, GA, Algosolar, dba Bioponica has completed installation of its first publicly displayed Biogarden and Incubator, an aquaponic-bioponic sustainable farming ecosystem. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, press event and public Open House commemorating the site and installation as a first-of-a-kind garden, held on Saturday June 25th from Noon till 5pm at 1442 Richland Road, Atlanta, GA 30310.
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Influence of Dissolved Organic Carbon on Methylmercury Bioavailability across Minnesota Stream Ecosystems 22.6.2011 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es200332f
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Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies? 22.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My daughter has eczema and was recently diagnosed...
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