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Conventional Food

Supporting Both Sides of the Food Fight

Nicole Patterson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Nicole Patterson

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.

Lynne Peeples

Is A Faulty Stanford Study Putting Kids At Risk? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

It offered all the ingredients for a highly clickable news story: an elite university, a reputable scientific journal, surprising results and a conclu...

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.

Safe vs. Safer

Alex Formuzis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

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.

Shocker: The Young And Well-Educated Choose Organic Food

Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

A new Thomson Reuters poll [pdf] found that the majority (58%) of consumers prefer organic food to conventional food. This preference is particularly...

Is Whole Foods Losing Its Sustainable Luster?

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Whole Foods' very presence in small regional markets undermines established relationships between regional food retailers and suppliers, including farmers, processors and related service providers.

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"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.

Organics No Better Than Chemical/GMO/Sewage Sludge-Soaked "Food"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

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.

The "Is Organic Food Healthier" Debate Reignited

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Organic food is no healthier than conventional food, according to the world's biggest research project into the issue. A review of scientific studies...