I need to come clean about something -- and for those of you who know me personally, this might come as a shock to you. I buy organic and conventional food. There, I said it.
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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.
A pesticide used on conventional produce may be deemed "safe" one day only to be restricted or banned the next when new evidence comes in.
A new Thomson Reuters poll [pdf] found that the majority (58%) of consumers prefer organic food to conventional food. This preference is particularly...
Whole Foods' very presence in small regional markets undermines established relationships between regional food retailers and suppliers, including farmers, processors and related service providers.
"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.
Studies like the FSA report need to look beyond the dinner plate and recognize that organic farming's avoidance of chemicals offers health benefits beyond nutrition.
Organic food is no healthier than conventional food, according to the world's biggest research project into the issue.
A review of scientific studies...
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