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New Study Gives Genetically-Modified Crops a Failing Grade

While Monsanto and other companies involved in creating and distributing genetically-modified (GM) seeds have been citing the supposed environmental benefits for many years, a new Canadian study gives…

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Why One College Converted Their Football Field Into a Farm

Only 250 students attend Paul Quinn College in Dallas, making it a small, intimate, and very cozy learning environment. It's also not the kind of school that really needs a football field, thanks to…

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8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Honey Bees

When one stands before a hive of bees, one should say quite solemnly to oneself, ‘By way of the hive the whole cosmos enters man and makes him strong and able’ - Rudolf Steiner And if Mr. Stei…

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Study Supports Eating Wheat, Despite the Gluten-Free Trend

As more Americans shun wheat in favor of gluten-free diets, a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2013, gives insight into why giving up grains may not be the answer…

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An Organic Farm With A Legacy

Eighty years ago, a cluster of stone barns was built to make John D. Rockefeller's dairy cows comfortable on his estate a half hour's drive north of New York City. Eight years ago, $30 million in f…

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CEO of Nature’s Path Talks About GMOs

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Arran Stephens, CEO of Nature's Path. For those who don't know, Nature's Path is the largest organic breakfast foods company in North America, and one of …

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Organic Farming vs. Industrial Agriculture: Which Method Wins?

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute has been doing side-by-side trials of organically-grown and conventionally-grown corn and soybeans to see how organic farming really stacks up against industrial agric…

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What Is Intensive Farming?

This post is part of a series of Care2 Earth Day posts. Click here for more in this series. The goal of most types of farming methods is the same: to be as productive as possible while making the …

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Germany Decides Genetically-Modified Foods Are Not Welcome

German chemicals giant BASF is closing its biotech division in Germany. The move was prompted by massive resistance to genetically modified food among both the public and politicians. GM opponents are…

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Don’t Panic, Maybe Organic CAN Feed the World

Over and over again, I have had this (civilized) argument with certain individuals about whether or not organic food was more delicious (too subjective of a judgment), more nutritious (yes, in a few i…

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