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"Cloned food. GMOs and rBGH. Oh my! Interesting how swiftly these food technologies were rushed to market, when organic fought for 13 years to become federal law. Eleven years ago, genetically modified food was not part of our food supply; today an astounding 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs. Organic is the only de facto seal of reassurance against these and other modern, lab-produced additions to our food supply, and the only food term with built in inspections and federal regulatory teeth." www.organic.org

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Last modified: 2014-05-09 21:31:38

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has come out in favour of organic agriculture. Its report Organic Agriculture and Food Security explicitly states that organic agriculture can address local and global food security challenges.

Keywords: ISIS, FAO, Promotes Organic Agriculture, Institute of Science in Society
Last modified: 2015-06-01 02:49:26

Dr. Ramon Seidler, a retired senior scientist from the US Environmental Protection Agency, has become a leading spokesperson against genetically modified foods and the increasing use of pesticides with GM crops. He actively supported Oregon's GMO labeling initiative, Measure 92, which was narrowly defeated last fall.

Keywords: Dr. Ramon Seidler, EPA, GMO, pesticide treadmill, pesticide, Former EPA scientist, Biotech companies encouraging pesticide treadmill
Last modified: 2015-06-01 02:23:02

In late March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined that glyphosate-the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup-is a Class 2 A "probable carcinogen."

Keywords: glyphosate, herbicide, Roundup, carcinogen, astroturf, Dr. Oz, label, Prop 65, residues, contamination
Last modified: 2015-06-01 02:23:33

Sometimes the best remedies are found in nature. A chicken farm in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania is utilizing oregano to feed chickens.

Keywords: oregano, antibiotic, nature, chicken, herbal, nutritional, clean, disinfect
Last modified: 2015-06-01 01:04:06

Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

Keywords: wheat, toxic, Roundup, gluten, conventional, pre-harvest, herbicide, ghyphosate
Last modified: 2015-05-31 23:05:52

Biocarbon Engineering — led by former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher — plan to plant one billion trees a year, using multipurpose drones.

Keywords: Biocarbon Engineering, drone, plant, billion trees, reforestation, NASA, Hand planting trees, biodiversity
Last modified: 2014-12-05 00:14:48

In 2013, the United Nations announced that the world's agricultural needs can be met with localized organic farms. That's right, we do not need giant monocultures that pour, spray and coat our produce with massive amounts of poisons, only to create mutant pests and weeds while decimating pollinators and harming human health. Don't believe the hype: We do not need genetically modified foods "to feed the world."

Keywords: United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming, organic, farming, misconceptions, localized, feed the world, Russell Brand, IITP, international trade
Last modified: 2014-09-23 00:00:47

According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.

Diversity of farms, reducing the use of fertilizer and other changes are desperately needed according to the report, which was highlighted in this article from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.


Keywords: organic,future,sustainable farming,UN reports,monoculture,high external input,UN Commission on Trade and Development,UNCTAD,Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It's Too Late,urban farming,managing water,water
Last modified: 2014-09-07 23:54:47

Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health.

Keywords: coconut oil, uses, benefits, lauric acid, monolaurin, health, beauty products, hair, toothpaste, oil pulling, detox, antimicrobial, anti-viral,
Last modified: 2014-02-24 23:00:32

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems. That's the conclusion of a remarkable new publication from the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Keywords: UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World, UN, IATP, organic, news
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