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Organic farming is superior to conventional agriculture according to 30-year comparative study

Business Wire, 16 Sept 2011. Rodale Institute today announces the latest results of the Farming Systems Trial, America's longest running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional farming practices. Originally created to study the transition from conventional to organic production, this 30-year study also examined productivity, soil quality, energy and economics. […]

By |September 24th, 2011|Posts|3 Comments

Nestle, Glaxo lobby UN over biggest ‘Epidemic’ battle since AIDS

Jason Gale and Duane Stanford, bloomberg.net, 16 Sept 2011. Nestle SA (NESN), GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) and SAB Miller SA face health lobbyists next week in New York as the first United Nations General Assembly on disease since the 2001 AIDS summit tries to combat the world’s biggest killers. […]

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Organic poultry farms have fewer drug-resistant bacteria, study finds

Eliza Barclay, NPR News, 10 Aug 2011 Proponents of organic meat often make the case that it's inherently better for people's health and the environment than meat raised by conventional farming methods. But the actual impacts of organic production can be tough for scientists to prove. […]

Philippines agricultural secretary tells sugar farmers to go organic

Teresa Ellera-Dulla, Sun.Star Bacolod, 6 August 2011 Agriculture Secretary Proseso Alcala is pushing the local farmers to go organic, as there is now a great demand for organic products, especially organic muscovado. “Right now while we still have time, I am encouraging the sugar planters to slowly convert into organic farming because there is now a [...]

Raw food co-op is raided in California

Ian Lovett, New York Times, 4 August, 2011 LOS ANGELES – Raw food enthusiasts fit right in here, in the earthy, health-conscious beach communities of Venice and Santa Monica, along with the farmers’ markets, health food stores and vegan restaurants. But this week, the police cleared the shelves of Rawesome, an establishment in Venice Beach, loading $70,000 [...]

Truth about packaged foods manufacturers never want you to know

IB Times, 6 Aug 2011 It will be an understatement to say consumers are being constantly fooled by packaged food manufacturers. Though many read the ingredients list and calorific content printed on the package, people tend to overlook unpronounceable chemicals’ names and be content if there is relatively less sugar and calories. […]

Organically produced natural foods guarantee good health says Dr Arnold

Ghana News Agency, 5 Aug 2011 Food items produced from organic farming is nature’s prescription for good health, speakers at a seminar on diabetes in Ho advised on Wednesday. The seminar under the auspices of “The Life for the Living Medical Centre and Buem Micro-farming Project and Co-operative Society” was attended by medical doctors, agriculturists, [...]

Earth Open Source response to Monsanto

Earth Open Source (EOS), 14 June 2011 Monsanto responded to our report, “Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?” in a statement on its website. Monsanto said, “Regulatory authorities and independent experts around the world agree that glyphosate does not cause adverse reproductive effects in adult animals or birth defects [...]