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Booming Farm to School Movement is a Great Opportunity for Growth of Local and Organic

by Deborah Kane, Vice President of Food & Farms, Ecotrust  on March 22, 2011

The phrase “farm to school” typically refers to efforts to bring great, healthy food into school cafeterias by connecting schools with local farmers and food producers. At their best, farm to school programs improve student nutrit... read more…

Reducing Your Pesticide Consumption

by Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group  on March 10, 2011

Researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have detected pesticides in blood and urine samples of virtually all Americans over the age of six who participated in voluntary biomonitoring tests. But it’s... read more…

The Organic Cycle: Healthy Soil & Animals Means Healthy Food & People

by Jon Bansen, Organic Valley Farmer-Owner  on March 01, 2011

One of the joys of farming organically has been connecting the dots between healthy soil and the health of everything else on this earth—especially human health, as we are at the top of the food chain. It's a basic principle, but ... read more…

 

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