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Organic Agriculture

What Is Our Narrative?

Melody Meyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Food
Melody Meyer

I chance to say this new type of industrial agriculture isn't modern at all but a development of the notion that we can conquer nature rather than be in harmony with her. Modern agriculture has not yet been conceived in its fullest sense.

The Real Stuff of Farming as a Way of Life

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Walmart sells one fifth of America's food. Big Ag, made of the likes of Walmart, is in the halls of Congress and government, drafting the farm bill. It takes courage, luck, and grit to think of agriculture and, actually, farm.

Choice of Monsanto Betrays World Food Prize Purpose, Say Global Leaders

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

This award not only communicates a false connection between GMOs and solutions to hunger and agricultural degradation, but it also diverts attention from truly "nutritious and sustainable" agroecological approaches already proving effective.

God Made Farmers, Man Made Ways to Exploit Them

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Food
Kelsey Timmerman

We revere the image of farmers on TV commercials and in campaign speeches. The truth is there are one billion farmers on earth and 60 percent of them live in poverty. God may have made farmers, but man continues to make new ways to exploit them.

Three Ways Buying Organic Helps the Planet

Intent | Posted 11.14.2012 | Food
Intent

It's easy to get disheartened when confronted with the overwhelming and often depressing statistics we have about climate change, obesity and food shortage today. But think of the power all of us have to make a change.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Every Kid Needs Organic Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Hello, readers! I was asked to give a talk to some parents at my kid's school, so I thought I'd share this with you, too. I've broken it down into 5...

What's Good for Your Health Is Good for the Planet!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It always amazes and befuddles me that all people don't see the connection between their health and the environment. I guess it's easier for me than...

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristin Wartman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Food
Kristin Wartman

Labels do matter -- and what the Stanford analysis brings to the fore is the need for deeper, more comprehensive studies on the infinite shades of gray when it comes to agricultural practices

A Middle Way

Glen Martin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Food
Glen Martin

My wife's family farm in the Phillipines isn't agribusiness. But it isn't organic farming either. It follows a middle way that contains elements of both models, but closely resembles neither.

Spilling The Beans On Colombia's Coffee Triangle

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The so-called "coffee triangle" is higher in elevation and cooler in climate than must of the rest of Colombia.

6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Buying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also ...

The Prince's Speech Is Now a Book

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The Prince's call to action: to put Nature back at the heart of the equation. "Capitalism depends upon capital," he said, "but our capital ultimately depends upon the health of Nature's capital."

Farm City

Leah Mayor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Food
Leah Mayor

Urban agriculture is no small task. In the world of food and farming, nutrition starts with soil. That is to say that, soil quality directly translates into the nutrient content of the food we eat.

Can Organic Feed The World? Michael Pollan Answers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In response to a question about whether we can really feed the world without industrialized ag (ah yes, a perennial), Pollan pointed out that we're no...