ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. "After…
(Beyond Pesticides, June 25, 2015) The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday that it will analyze the effects of two of the most commonly used pesticides in the United States, glyphosate and atrazine, along with atrazine chemical-cousins propazine and simazine, for their impact
I often hear friends and relatives wondering why it’s worth paying a premium price for organically grown food when it looks and tastes just like the regular stuff they normally buy. Well, “The Organic Effect” more than answers that question.
The lawsuits hit the courts within days of the state mailing notices to some Central Valley irrigation districts: They were to stop diverting from rivers and streams because there wasn't enough water to go around.
Organic and non-GMO food sales are skyrocketing as more and more people are choosing healthier, more sustainable food produced without synthetic pesticides, GMOs or the routine use of antibiotics and added hormones. Rather than respond to changing market demands by shifting the way they do business, many large food and agrochemical companies are using tobacco-style PR tactics to mislead the public and attack the organic food industry to try to win back skeptical consumers.
"Science" is derived from the scire – "to know". Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. "Agroecology, not the mechanistic and blind paradigm of industrial agriculture, is the truly scientific approach to food production."
The fight to achieve food security and end hunger is one of the greatest challenges facing the world in the coming decades. Rising populations, diminishing resources and deteriorating environments only raise the stakes. It’s clear that securing the world’s food supply will require much work beyond crop diversity conservation — such as further advances in …
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