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Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World

By Anna Lappe | Takepart.com, A few years ago, I was at a biotechnology trade meeting listening to a panel on GMOs. Throughout the two-hour session, the panelists all sang the praises of the technology—not too surprising at an industry event. At the time, the GMOs under commercial planting were limited to seeds genetically engineered …Read More

Investing in sustainable agriculture by converting farms to beyond organic

by Ellie Winninghoff, How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture – farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? Small farms and community supported agriculture partnerships are nice, but they are predicted in the best-case scenario to reach only …Read More

Does Fracking Threaten Future of Ohio Organic Farms?

via Public News Service – OH, COLUMBUS, Ohio – Certified organic farming is a growing business in Ohio, but some farmers warn that the threat of contamination from hydraulic fracturing could dampen its future. Some of the chemicals used in fracking have been identified as naturally-occurring toxic substances, metals, and radioactive materials. In eastern Ohio, …Read More

Making wine a greener enterprise

By Kelowna Capital News From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture. His ambitions led him to Quail’s Gate winery in West …Read More

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