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Organic Farmers Make a Lot More Money Than Conventional Farmers

It's good for the world, good for our health, and now it's also good for the bank account. The results of a new study will hopefully encourage more farmers to make the switch to organics. The…

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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans?

By now you’ve probably heard the words Genetically Modified Organism or GMO. You’ve probably gotten a good sense of what that means by now, too. You’ve also probably been told that only extremists are…

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Organic Farmers Lose Another Monsanto Appeal

In a decision that would have protected farmers from corporate lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court has sided with Monsanto, affirming a previous ruling on the matter. U.S. organic…

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Female and Minority Farmers Demand Equality

Earlier this year, the USDA updated the process by which female and Hispanic farmers may file discrimination claims. This was largely a response to a number of claims over the last decade filed by far…

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There Will Be NO Bacon Shortage

Considering the rampant enthusiasm for all things bacon over the last 5 years, it is not surprising that the bacon-loving populace would go into a collective panic when hit with the news of an impendi…

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Anti-Organics: The Propaganda Is On

You've all heard it by now: organic foods, including meat (read “antibiotic- and hormone-free”), offer no substantial health benefits over conventional foods. These dubious findings were served to us …

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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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Lions and Humans Battle in Namibia

Adult lions are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies, except human beings. But for lions of Namibia, that enemy has become a huge problem. African farmers kill hundreds of them eve…

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