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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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Is Organic Food Safer? Or is Processed Food More Dangerous? 4.3.2009 TreeHugger
The New York Times asks the question and I think gets it wrong, either giving the wrong answer or asking the wrong question. Kim Severson and Andrew Martin write: ... ...
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It’s Organic, but Does That Mean It’s Safer? 4.3.2009 New York Times Health
Shoppers who think organic food is safer are often surprised to hear that organic certification technically has nothing to do with food safety.

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Scientists Agree That Organic Farming Delivers Healthier, Richer Soil and Nutritionally Enhanced Food 4.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Scientists Agree That Organic Farming Delivers Healthier, Richer Soil and Nutritionally Enhanced Food
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The Employee Free Choice Act: An Integral Component of a Sustainable Food System 4.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Employee Free Choice Act: An Integral Component of a Sustainable Food System
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OCA at PCRM's Take a Bite Out of Childhood Obesity 3.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
OCA at PCRM's Take a Bite Out of Childhood Obesity
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Peak Oil and Agriculture: A Farm for the Future Revisited 3.3.2009 TreeHugger
Image credit: Film Maker Explores Post-Oil Farming Last week I wrote about a BBC documentary which I hadn't seen, but the green scene in the UK was all a flutter over. explores nature film maker Rebecca Hosking's return to her small family farm and her search for a post-fossil fuel agriculture. I've since seen the film, and would recommend ... ...
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Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008 3.3.2009 Mother Jones
a couple years back, in a wheat field outside the town of Reardan, Washington, Fred Fleming spent an afternoon showing me just how hard it's gotten to save the world. After decades as an unrepentant industrial farmer, the tall 59-year-old realized that his standard practices were promoting erosion so severe that it was robbing him of several tons of soil per acre per year—his most important asset. So in 2000, he began to experiment with a gentler planting method known as no-till. While traditional farmers plow their fields after each harvest, exposing the soil for easy replanting, Fleming leaves his soil and crop residue intact and uses a special machine to poke the seeds through the residue and into the soil. The results aren't pretty: In ...
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Observatory: Testing May Help Verify Foods Labeled Organic 3.3.2009 NY Times: Science
German researchers have shown that particular tests may help to show which foods are truly organic.

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Save Your Food & Small Farmers! 2.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Save Your Food & Small Farmers!
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OCA at Power Shift '09 2.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
OCA at Power Shift '09
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Nation's Food System Nearly Broke 2.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Nation's Food System Nearly Broke
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Silent Armageddon? 2.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Silent Armageddon?
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Kerry Trueman: Agribiz Biostitute Declares Fresh Healthy Food A Menace 1.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You're probably busy worrying about things like insolvency and unemployment, and rightly so; our banks are taking on water faster than we can bail...
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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Weekly Update (2-27-09) 28.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Weekly Update (2-27-09)
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Organic Farming, Promise in the Face of Global Warming 27.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Organic Farming, Promise in the Face of Global Warming
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Expect More Exposure to Pests and Agricultural Chemicals as Climate Changes 27.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Expect More Exposure to Pests and Agricultural Chemicals as Climate Changes
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Climate Change: New Thinking to Tackle Old Problems 27.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

ROME - Organic and eco-friendly farming can feed the world, contrary to the common belief that biotechnology and chemical-intensive farming are indispensable, modern strategies to increase production, agricultural experts say.

"It is not necessarily about producing more food, but about producing more quality nutrition through less energy use and pollution," declared Hans Herren president of the Washington DC-based Millennium Institute, a non-profit organisation promoting long-term, integrated, global thinking.

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Kathleen Merrigan, Developer of Organic Regs, Chosen as No. 2 at the USDA 27.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Kathleen Merrigan, Developer of Organic Regs, Chosen as No. 2 at the USDA
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Neil Young: We Need to Fight to Save Family Farms 27.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Neil Young: We Need to Fight to Save Family Farms
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Organic Farming, Promise in the Face of Global Warming 26.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views
Farmers dislike unpredictable weather patterns, the weather shapes our lives and therefore everyone else's. Impending global climate change worries us, at least those of us who work with natures cycles. The industrial agriculture crowd are, as usual, ready to fight nature in hopes of ultimate victory.

As global temperatures increase and carbon dioxide levels rise, crop yields will rise correspondingly, or so many farmers would like to think. Perhaps, in Northern Canada and Russia, for a time, but eventually heat and drought will shrivel crops even in the northern latitudes..

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