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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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Organic Foods Are Higher in Cancer-Fighting Antioxidants, New Study Shows

Foods grown without toxic chemicals aren't just good for the environment. A new study by Newcastle University in the UK shows that organic foods actually contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants and …

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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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Why Green Divas & Dudes Prefer Organic Food

This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn't…

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In Support of Meatless Monday, Tues, Wed, etc.

What is up with the USDA? Call me crazy, but doesn't USDA stand for United States Department of Agriculture? Does the USDA only recommend a daily meat diet? What silliness . . . first some thought…

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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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Eco-Lessons from Wine

By Jensen Montambault, The Nature Conservancy Can you save the environment while relaxing with friends over a cup of vino? Science's answer to this question is a resounding, "maybe." It all depends…

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Beware Of Food Slavery

Organic food is becoming mainstream in America, and that's a fact. According to USDA data, 28 percent of U.S. consumers buy organic food (fresh and processed) every week; more than 50 percent of w…

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