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Organic food requires 40% more land than...

Credit: Pixabay. Many people are rightly disappointed with the way most conventional farmers grow food, which has sparked a massive movement around “organic food”. These are supposedly foods derived from crops and meat grown in a healthier and simpler way, as was the case in the good old days before intensive agriculture. Because organic food […]

Why Congress Should Make Organic Agricul...

The discussions on organic crops and the farm bill wait for no one. Even as US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue settles into his new role, Congress talks about agricultural policy and listens to stakeholders. A key emerging theme is that many food producers and rural communities are struggling. At a time of transition like […]

Three reasons why Congress should suppor...

Recent headlines on the leadership and scientific integrity of the US Department of Agriculture have been troubling, as have indications that the Trump administration intends to cut budgets for agricultural and climate research and research. science in general. But today there is rare good news: a bipartisan trio in Congress introduced legislation that would benefit […]

Is it worth buying organic products? | ...

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released new data showing that certified organic farms and businesses grew 13% between late 2015 and 2016. But you don’t need new data to know organic is popular. Gone are the days when you could buy organic milk and call it a day. Now just about anything can […]