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Is organic food really better for the en...

[ad_1] Is organic food really better for the environment? A farmers market in Portland, Oregon. Source: Flickr / drburtoni As you enter a farmers market, you are greeted with signs that say “Certified Organic” in bold type. Although much more expensive than its non-organic counterparts, organic farming has become the most popular type of alternative […]

Ambitious Strategies to Control Pests an...

[ad_1] Mesotunnels, like the ones pictured here, are made of nylon mesh fabric suspended from hoops placed approximately 42 inches above the ground. The management technique prevents pests from attacking crops. Photo courtesy of Mark Gleason. Bigger picture. AMES, Iowa – Fruit and vegetable growers who adopt organic farming practices are forgoing some of the […]