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30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture | Permaculture Magazine

Permaculture magazine Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and […]

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importing food in hawaii

Food Independence Could Be a Matter of Survival for the U.S.’ Most Isolated State | TakePart

Hawaii imports 90 percent of what it eats at great environmental cost. Now ag activists seek to make ‘grown here, not flown here’ a reality. HONOLULU—When my Airbus touched down at Honolulu International Airport, I was one of 30,843 people to arrive in Hawaii on a June day. As a crush of tourists mobbed rental […]

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Cuba Organic Farming

What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at […]

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Organic farmers upset with whole foods rating system

Organic Farmers Object to Whole Foods Rating System – NYTimes.com

Like a whale and the myriad barnacles clinging to its sides, Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have long had a symbiotic relationship. The grocer has helped stoke the American appetite for organic products, building stores that are essentially showcases for organic fruits, vegetables and flowers tagged with the names of the farmers who grow […]

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Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness? | Democracy Now!

Over the past 25 years, Cuba has built a largely organic farming system out of necessity. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba lost its main supplier of fertilizers and pesticides. What will the changing U.S.-Cuban relationship mean for Cuban farmers? We air a video report from a farm outside Havana produced by Democracy Now! TRANSCRIPT […]

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