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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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Recent global developments - food security, climate change and the re-launching of the global economy - are challenging the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. IFAP hosted a session at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva September 30 to examine responses to these challenges. The session brought together farm leaders from across the world, representation from the FAO, Ambassadors to the WTO and Chair of the WTO Committee on Agriculture Special Negotiating Sessions, Mr. David Walker.

Keywords: How food security and sustainable agriculture will change the post crisis agenda of the WTO, IFAP, Ajay Vashee, WTO Agreement on Agriculture, global economy,
Demand Organic from Rodale Press
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"If you do one thing to feed the world, keep us safe and heal the planet: Demand Organic"

Go to 'Demand Organic' at Rodale Institute for

Keywords: Rodale, Institute, Demand Organic, Why Organic
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From an Australian website www.buyorganic.com "Buying local, organic food just makes good sense all around. It is better for your, better for your community, and better for the planet."

Keywords: www.buyorganic.com, buy, local, produce, considerations, community, pesticides, pollution
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Paris- During the Commission on Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting (CSD IPM) at the United Nations Headquarters from February 23-27, a delegation of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) farmer leaders, led by President Ajay Vashee, presented the Farmers' Priorities for Action, a five-point integrated approach towards building a new agricultural model that is people centered and knowledge based. The implementation of these priorities by governments and United Nations institutions together with national farmers' organizations is a prerequisite for achieving a sustainable future through agricultural development, while ameliorating adapting to the effects of climate change. At the upcoming CSD from May 4-15,2009 IFAP fully expects governments to incorporate these priorities in the outcomes of the meeting and take them home for wider adoption.

Keywords: IFAP, Family Farmers Critical to Achieving Sustainable Development, Farmers' Priorities for Action, sustainable development, United Nations, Ajay Vashee
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Women entrepreneurs are growing the organic food sector with the introduction of innovative new products. Many get started when they become concerned about their kids' eating habits, says food consultant Kim Greenfeld of Campo Verde Solutions in Needham, Mass (USA).

Keywords: organic, Woman Entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, food sector, innovation
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2010 International Year of Biodiversity January 11, 2010 marked the launch of the International Year of Biodiversity under the theme Biodiversity is Life - Biodiversity is Our Life. It is a theme of critical interest to farmers since biodiversity and agriculture are interdependent; both are also key elements to address climate change and food security. Conserving biodiversity is a shared responsibility of stakeholders worldwide, and farmers are willing to do their part.
Keywords: International Year of Biodiversity, International Federation of Agricultural Producers, IFAP, biodiversity, life, farmers voice, sustainable solutions
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If economic uncertainty steers the direction of product development, will it lead to a one-dimensional goal of producing the cheapest possible product? If so, one may wonder where that would that leave organic products, which most often have an unavoidable price premium.

However, marketers could seize the moment in this frugal economy to dust off any lingering misperception of organic as an elite trend, emphasizing dedication to the highest quality. For many consumers, organic is part of the vanguard of a new direction for food production. There is an opportunity to forge a fresh message-the organic industry is in it for the long haul, and there's room for much more growth and innovation.

Keywords: organic, innovation, new products, options, motivations, projects
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India: Organic Farming Saves Lives and Land

There, conventional chemical-dependant agricultural practices are linked to terms like 'suicide belt' and 'cancer trains', and represent serious environmental degradation; these practices are literally contributing to the deaths of farmers and their land. The current situation is deplorable, yet there is hope. Thanks to the work of local organizations, and with support from Greengrants, organic farming movements are empowering people to build better livelihoods and safer environments.

Keywords: Global Greengrants Fund, India, Green Revoluntio
Let's change into organic farming - Yulianto Hadi Prasetyo
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Let's change into organic farming - Yulianto Hadi PrasetyoLet's change into organic farming - Yulianto Hadi Prasetyo, Indonesia

It's a Flickr link - but worth a look at this great photo - and you can follow the link!

This picture has been taken in Indonesia, Jakarta by Yulianto Hadi Prasetyo. Into Organic Rice; Nowadays farmers use too much perticides and chemical fertilizers too grow rice field. The chemical leaves residue that endangers our health. I think it's now time to change into organic farming to develop better life.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnw/3998292280/

Keywords: Yulianto Hadi Prasetyo, Indonesia, organic, Let's change into organic
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Why Organic Food Is Better Food

The Organic Premise: Many people are aware that food grown according to organic principles is free from exposure to harmful herbicides and pesticides, but that is only one small aspect of organic agriculture. A larger part of organic agriculture involves the health of the soil and the ecosystem in which crops and livestock are raised. Organic farmers recognize that healthy, vibrant, and live soils and ecosystems significantly benefit crops. Natural, undisturbed soil is alive with microbiotic organisms that exist in harmony with the native plant life and the inorganic minerals that provide the soil's substrate.

Keywords: organic, premise, principles, sustainable, fertility, agriculture
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