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Conventional Farming

Is Buying Organic Really Worth It?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green

Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it? Last week, a Department of Agri...

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active ing...

My Dream for All Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's no need to make this transformation a conflict of cultures, when it's really about safe and healthy food for everyone -- no matter your location, your religion, your intellectual proclivities, or your taste in farm show fashions.

ReThink Review: 'Farmland' - Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

In a country where over 60 percent of farmers are aged 55 or older, Farmland profiles six young farmers, portraying them as hardworking people attempting to navigate an industry fraught with risks, changing technologies and unknowns.

What Saved This Conventional Farm?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics One of the beauties of organic agriculture rarely seen in other business sectors ...

Farm To Fork Across America: Linus Pauling Institute -- It's All About Science

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Our discussions raised critical questions: How do conventional and organic farming and manufacturing processes impact food quality? What toxins are present in raw and processed products? How does milling and cooking alter nutrient composition?

The Emperors of Rural America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hundreds of scientists and dozens of laboratories devoted to serving large farmers. The country's 65 public agricultural universities do the bidding of large farmers.

Farm to Fork Across America: What's the Dirt?

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

There's a revolution brewing on the plains of Kansas. For the past 30 years Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, has been working to correct a major step in the wrong direction by the founding fathers of farming -- when they chose annual grain crops instead of perennials.

Farm-to-Fork Across America: Bring It Home

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

First Stop? The Rodale experimental farm in Kutztown, PA. They are celebrating their 30-year study comparing the difference between organic and conventional crop yields and the impact on soil conditions.

Joanna Zelman

Time To Overhaul Our Nation's Farming Systems? | Joanna Zelman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

It's time to overhaul the Farm Bill. That's the message conveyed in a recent policy paper featured in "Science" magazine. The authors of the paper...