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Climate Change is Here, And It's Becoming Harder to Farm Successfully

Posted by Jean Nick on August 22, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Your average farmer may not want to hear about climate change (do any of us, really?) or global warming, but their livelihood puts farmers smack in the cross hairs of the weather, and many of them...

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The Economics of Organic Farming

Posted by Sarah West on August 14, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

We know that organic products often cost more than their conventional counterparts at grocery stores and local farmers' markets, but does that mean that organic agriculture is more costly than...

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How Small Farms are Feeding the World

Posted by Jean Nick on August 09, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In the April 2017 issue of The Lancet: Planetary Health, researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia report that small (defined here as...

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The Rise of Organic Food & How You Can Add to the Momentum

Posted by Jeffrey Harrison on August 08, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The choices we make at the grocery store extend far beyond how we satisfy our cravings and fill our bellies. For far too long, Westerners have been choosing food with an endless number of impacts...

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How Organic Farming Supports the Paris Climate Agreement

Posted by Sarah West on July 25, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

As with any kind of budget, spending that exceeds your resources eventually means finding ways to cut back. The Paris Climate Agreement, written in 2015, was like the first draft of a household...

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Sustainability on Ice: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Posted by Sarah West on July 20, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

It sounds like something out of a fantasy novel: a cavernous vault built into the heart of a frozen mountain on a remote arctic island, protecting the seeds of the future. Its single door,...

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ACTION NEEDED: Demand Clear GMO Labeling

Posted by Nature's Path on July 19, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

You have the right to know what’s in your food. Tell the USDA to create a clear and consumer-friendly GMO disclosure standard.

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Why Wild Birds Need You to Buy Organic Food

Posted by Jean Nick on July 13, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s 2016 report concludes that over a third (37%) of the 1,154 wild bird species native to Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico, are in...

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Woonerf: The Dutch Solution to City Planning

Posted by Courtney Sunday on July 12, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

English is a lovely language, but it is not always economical with words. We can certainly make ourselves understood through lengthy explanations, but we don’t have many singular words that...

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Imbalanced Carbon Cycles: How Organic Can Help

Posted by Jean Nick on July 11, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

One of the biggest (if not the biggest) challenges facing humanity today is the increasing instability of the global climate. Much of this instability is due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide...

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