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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…

Animal Husbandry and the Organic Rule

by Dr. Wendy Fulwider, Animal Husbandry Specialist  on February 21, 2011

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The World of Organic: Protecting Small-Holder Farmers

by Katherine DiMatteo, President, IFOAM World Board  on February 17, 2011

The good news: Organic agriculture is being adopted and embraced by farmers and consumers around the globe. The sobering news: The struggles to overcome the conventional agri-business sector and reductionist thinking by those in c... read more…

Despite GE Alfalfa, Critical Health Benefits of Organic Dairy Remain Strong

by By Dr. Chuck Benbrook, Chief Scientist for The Organic Center  on February 10, 2011

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David Meets GMO-liath: Get Your Sling Shots Ready

by Theresa Marquez, Organic Valley Chief Marketing Executive  on February 07, 2011

After six years, hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars fighting to stop its release, the USDA fully deregulated Roundup Ready Alfalfa (RRA), the first perennial genetically modified organism (GMO) on January 27, 2011.... read more…

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