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Organic Agriculture

Conventional vs. Organic Agricultural Methods
1 year ago

Conventional vs. Organic Agricultural Methods

Pollution:

Conventional: Fertilizer runoff pollutes coastal areas and can strip water of oxygen, spur algae growth, and kill marine life.

Organic: No chemical pesticides or fertilizers are applied to organic …
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Nursery Fields Forever: Farming Preschool Would Teach Kids How to Grow Their Own Food
2 years ago

Nursery Fields Forever: Farming Preschool Would Teach Kids How to Grow Their Own Food

 

A few clever Italians have come up with an amazing proposal, and their design of an innovative nursery school just won them the AWR International Ideas Competition award. Their project, …
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Eating Plant-based During the Winter
2 years ago

Eating Plant-based During the Winter

1. First Thing First.

The key is to stick to seasonal produce as much as possible.  We are going to want potatoes, yams, pumpkins, and tangerines among others.  Sticking to …
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Ugly Fruits and Veggies are in!
2 years ago

Ugly Fruits and Veggies are in!

Entrepreneurs outside the grocery industry want to convince shoppers that there’s nothing wrong with cosmetically imperfect produce.

The diameter of each Brussels sprout shall not be less than one inch. …
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Reality Check: What a World Without Bees Looks Like
2 years ago

Reality Check: What a World Without Bees Looks Like

Bees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a majority of the foods we eat every day, unfortunately, the pesticides used on many of these crops are killing …
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A GMO label that doesn’t say “GMO”?
2 years ago

A GMO label that doesn’t say “GMO”?

Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee have struck a deal that would create the first nationwide standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms.

Under the agreement, consumers …
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California Labels ‘Roundup’ as “Cancer Causing”
2 years ago

California Labels ‘Roundup’ as “Cancer Causing”

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, usually referred to as Proposition 65, chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be …
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Conventional Strawberries Rank #1 With Most Pesticides
2 years ago

Conventional Strawberries Rank #1 With Most Pesticides

Nearly all strawberry samples—98 percent—tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues. Forty percent had residues of 10 or more pesticides and some had residues of 17 different pesticides. Some …
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