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Conventional Farming

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 sector...

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Farmers May Return To Harsh Herbicides, Chemicals To Battle Roundup Resistant Weeds

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When the weed killer Roundup was introduced in the 1970s, it proved it could kill nearly any plant while still being safer tha...