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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: 2010-06-03 00:57:22

Some 5,000 West African farmers are reaping the rewards from a United Nations scheme aimed at helping them export produce to the growing organic food market in the industrialized world.

The $2.4 million UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) project has helped farmers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone to meet the necessary certification and adapt to the required methods to grow and sell organic products, according to a FAO news release issued today.

Keywords: West African farmers receive boost from UN organic food exporting initiative, UN Daily News, FAO, UN food ang Agricultural Organization, organic food market, smallholder farmers, poor countries, organic
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:34:06

As people world-wide are growing increasingly concerned about the quality of the food and the state of the environment, organic products are becoming ever more popular. The concept of organic agriculture is relatively new in Syria, however products farmed without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and preservatives, as well as genetic modifications or hormones are appealing to all members of the society.

Keywords: Syria, Organic, United Nations, Institutional Development of Organic Agriculture in Syria, project, market possibilities
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:36:18

The President's Cancer Panel report, released today, exhorts consumers to choose food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones to help decrease their exposure to environmental chemicals that can increase their risk of contracting cancer. Organic products avoid the use of these chemicals.

Keywords: President's Cancel Panel urges consumers to demand organic, Rodale, report, Reducing cancer risk
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:19:40

I often hear people say they can't grow roses without chemicals, and to them I say "phooey!" Actually, I say, "of course you can!" All it takes is a little intelligence, and really not much effort at all.

Keywords: Who Says You Can't Grow Roses Organically?, flowers, growing, organically, without chemicals
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:16:10

... there is plenty of concrete evidence linking the chemicals used on our food (including carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and neurotoxins) to human health problems-even in small doses comparable to that found on food, in food, and around the home in common chemical bug and weed killers. In fact, earlier this month the President's (Obama) Cancer Panel cited emerging research and recommended Americans take the precautionary approach and start eating food grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics.

Keywords: Is Organic Food Healthier? The Answer Is Yes, Rodale, Press, How to go organic, ADHD,
Last modified: 2010-06-02 23:59:05

Children exposed to higher levels of a type of pesticide found in trace amounts on commercially grown fruit and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure, a nationwide study suggests.

Researchers measured the levels of pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children from across the United States. Children with above-average levels of one common byproduct had roughly twice the odds of getting a diagnosis of ADHD, according to the study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics.

Keywords: CNN.com, pesticides, study, linked, ADHD, children exposure, chemical agriculture
Last modified: 2010-05-10 01:11:21

The cleaning aisle at just about any supermarket is stocked with a dizzying array of options-and when it comes down to it, there are a lot of expensive, toxic, superfluous products crowding the market. Chances are, you already have one of the best, all-purpose cleaning agents in your pantry: white vinegar. As noted earlier, vinegar actually works as a great laundry booster, stripping away the chemical build-up that detergent leaves behind (and gets rid of clingy odors in the process). And beyond that, there are tons of other applications for the stuff around your home. Here, from vinegartips.com and frugalfun.com, 25 ideas for making the most of vinegar:

Keywords: cleaning with vinegar, vinegar tips, Shine, non-chemical, bebas kemia, cleaning,
Last modified: 2010-05-08 18:16:36

Experts have urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost production and exportation of organic farm produce so as to become an organic foods supplier for the world.

Keywords: Asia: ASEAN Urged to Become Major Organic Producer, Asia Industry Watch, Organic Monitor
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:38:31

MEDIA RELEASE - Geneva, 12 April 2010 - The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Keywords: Growing Organic Agriculture from Eastern Europe to Central Asia UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Boosting Exports, Livelihoods and Jobs Across the Region, IFOAM, UNDP, outlook for organic agriculture, Asia, organic trends
Last modified: 2010-05-06 19:28:49

DYERSBURG, Tenn, USA - For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides.

But not this year.

Keywords: Indonesia, organic, organik, Roundup, NY Times, resistant weeds
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