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For Farmers, Water-Saving Technology Offers Big Gains

Preston Jimmerson knows the life he's chosen will not always be easy. He grows cotton and peanuts on hundreds of acres in the lower Flint River Basin in southwest Georgia. "Being a farmer, ther…

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Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? (video)

Or to put the question another way, "Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?" We are told that the answer is "Yes" by big agricultural companies making GMO seed and pesticid…

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Water Conservation: The Tyranny of “Or”

Iíve spent the last 20 years in public service, with the last four in conservation, leading The Nature Conservancy in Texas. In that time, Iíve seen a lot of changeócell phones have replaced wall phon…

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Agroecology Vs. Industrial Farming (Infographic)

We all know that sustainable farming tends to be better for the environment than industrial agriculture, but just how pronounced is the difference between the two farming methods? Can they make a radi…

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Real Food: Why Biodiversity Can Save Our Bodies & Planet

By The Chopra Well Have we declared war on the Earth? According to Vandana Shiva, a renowned physicist, philosopher, and eco feminist, this is indeed the path we are treading. Itís a bold stat…

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Bhutan Aims to Be First Country With 100% Organic Agriculture

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Bhutan is taking another interesting step towards creating a more ecological sustainable world. NPR reports that the tiny Himalayan nation, sandwiched between India an…

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Ecuador Farmers Organize ‘Illegal’ Community Food Fairs

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger While the connectivity achieved in the XXI Century through the Internet and mobile technology keeps knocking down intermediaries in production and marketing chains, …

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‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ (Video)

By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com Greg Peterson, age 21 and one of the stars of the YouTube viral video "I"m Farming and I Grow It," doesn't have much time for small talk. I got a chance to cha…

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Senate Votes: Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMO Food

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger I have to say that I didn't expect the vote to go otherwise, but I'm surprised it was so lopsided: The Farm Bill amendment that would unambiguously give states the ri…

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GMO Canola Growing Wild in Switzerland

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger A small, further, example of how genetically modified crops aren't quite as easy to control as their manufacturers would like: Greenpeace reports that even though Switz…

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