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How genetics could help agroecology—the science, not the political movement

Agroecology isn’t rocket science So wrote Daniel Moss, head of the AgroEcology Fund, and Mark Bittman, former food columnist, in ...
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‘Environmental progress without organic’: Rachel Carson’s testy relationship with the organic food and farming movement

Rachel Carson, who launched the modern environmental movement with her 1962 book “Silent Spring,” was a highly private person. But ...
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Viewpoint: Examining the science denial behind IFOAM—Organics International

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as ...
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‘Regenerative Organic Certification’: USDA organic label gets competition as movement shows fissures

Frustrated by what they see as a continued watering down of the standards that define what foods may be labeled ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Along with unsubstantiated claims of better nutrition and safety, supporters of organic farming often cite its lower carbon footprint as ...
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Conventional agriculture holds multiple ecological advantages over organic, analysis shows

Conventional farming outperforms organic in several key measures -- particularly crop yield, according to a meta analysis of 164 research ...
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Fiasco envelops Boulder County GMO-free farming plans, Rodale Institute deal

Shortly after the Boulder County Commissioners voted to ban GMO crops from Boulder County Open Space (in March 2016), it ...
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Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
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Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
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How Rodale Institute, organic advocates manipulate data to ‘prove’ yields approach conventional farming

In July a new report by a panel of scientists under the banner IPES FOOD (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food ...
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Editorial: Boulder County rushed GMO ban without due diligence, broad farmer input

[Editor's note: In March, Boulder County, CO commissioners decided to ban cultivation of GMO crops on county-owned farmland. The following is an excerpt from an ...

Boulder farmers criticize ‘rushed, incomplete’ plan to phase out GMO crops

[In March, Boulder County, CO Comissioners decided to ban cultivation of GMO crops on county-owned farmland. The following is an excerpt from ...
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Did you hear about the GMO that almost destroyed all life?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all plant life on the planet. But what's the real ...
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Is the organic farming yield gap a sustainability gap too? New study argues for cooperation

Organic farming can't match conventional's yields. But if the acrimony could end, farmers now pitted against one another could crossbreed ...
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No-till agriculture offers vast sustainability benefits. So why do many organic farmers reject it?

Conservation-minded farmers are embracing what is called no-till agriculture, which dramatically improves water retention and cuts down on greenhouse gas ...
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In banning open space GMO crops, Boulder County, Colorado votes against sustainability

Boulder County in Colorado has voted to stop GMO crops from being grown on publicly owned spaces. But experts are ...
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European Union reviews, rebukes bizarre Ayyadurai claim of formaldehyde in GMO soy

The "study" claiming that formaldehyde accumulates in genetically modified soybeans--widely touted by anti-GMO activists-- is an example of junk science--no ...
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FOIA emails reveal anti-GMO, pro-organic spin ‘A team’ led by Tom Philpott and Michael Pollan

A trove of new emails tied to former professor Charles Benbrook shines an ethically harsh light on the journalistic ethics ...