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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: 2010-03-24 21:52:13

March 22, 2010 - Farmers around the world are constantly developing and implementing innovative solutions to reduce threats on water quality. On World Water Day 2010, with the theme ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World,' we are reminded of the critical importance of water to the lives of farmers. Farmers' lives depend on using water sustainably, for their own health, the health of their farms and the ecosystems they depend on. In 2050, nearly two of the world's nine billion inhabitants are expected to live in areas where water is absolutely scarce, while two-thirds of the world's population will have difficult access to adequate clean water. This will have a huge impact on farmers everywhere in the world. IFAP and the world's farmers' organizations are prepared to work as essential allies in facing these challenges.

Keywords: IFAP, World Water Day, farmers organization, family farmers, water quality
Last modified: 2010-03-08 20:35:39

"Fertilizer is good for the father and bad for the sons." Dutch saying

The use of artificial manure, particularly [synthetic nitrogen] ... does untold harm. The presence of additional combined nitrogen in an easily assimilable form stimulates the growth of fungi and other organisms which, in the search for organic matter needed for energy and for building up microbial tissue, use up first the reserve of soil humus and then the more resistant organic matter which cements soil particles.

In other words, synthetic nitrogen degrades soil.

Keywords: Nitrogen, soil, fertilizer, GRIST, Philpott, artificial manure
Last modified: 2010-03-17 00:17:05

35 Million Hectares of Organic Agricultural Land World-wide

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture world-wide at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany.

 

Keywords: 35 Million Hectare, certified, organic, IFOAM, Markus Arbenz, FiBL
Last modified: 2010-03-16 20:03:13

IFAP concluded that sustainable agriculture is the core of the green economy, and that national farmers' organizations should be a key partner in all levels of discussion.

Keywords: IFAP, Bali, Environmental, UNEP, Global Ministerial Environment forum, biodiversity, sustainable, agriculture, development, ecosystem, green economy,
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:53:52

This is a gem of an article, translated from the original Spanish by our sun-loving contributor, Vicky Hayward. Whilst it presents some exciting new medical research, we beg to differ about one point. The learned doctor suggests that mothers passing on pesticides to their babies via breast milk won't harm them. His research team list these chemical pesticides as including such extreme ones as DDT and lindane.

We suggest the precautionary principle - in fact, we'd go so far as to say that feeding babies poisonous chemicals via breast milk is not a good idea if it can be avoided. Luckily it can. The most sensible option would be for the mother to eliminate her accumulated chemical toxins before getting pregnant. This way, she can breast feed her baby safe in the knowledge that she is not passing on potentially dangerous pesticide residues. Of course, even without the detox, breast milk really is Mother Nature's idea of an all-in-one medicine, food, comfort zone and maternal bonding technique. Here at Orrganicfoodee.com we simply recommend that both parents-to-be have a thorough detox before conceiving their child if possible. But read on, and make up your own mind...

Keywords: organic, breast cancer, breast feeding, toxins, lactating, breast health, environment, WHO, Segarra
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:52:48

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
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:54:57

"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
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:54:26

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
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:52:26

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
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:52:05

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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