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Funding Sources of Anti-Organics Stanford Study Questioned in New Report
A study released last week by Stanford scientists, which claims organic foods are no more healthy than non-organic foods, was funded by corporate agriculture and biotechnology giants, according to a new report by the Cornucopia Institute. "We were not one bit surprised to find that the agribusiness...
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As Spain's Recession Darkens, Alternative Economies Rise
As Spain's economic recession has continued to deepen, conditions for people within the country are expected to get worse following austerity measures that increasingly cut into everyday economic survival, Reuters reports Tuesday. However, as many economists grapple over numbers, and search for...
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The Organic Watergate: Alarming Report Reveals USDA's Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in 'Organics'
Today, the Cornucopia Institute released a report titled The Organic Watergate , revealing widespread corruption in the USDA's organic food monitoring panel -- the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB is supposed to monitor any synthetic ingredient used in organic farming or food...
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Obama's 'Poverty-Relieving' Plan for Africa a Profit Boon for Giant Agribusiness
$3 billion investment from BigAg leaves sustainable agriculture, small-scale farmers' voices behind
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'Locavorism on the Rise Everywhere': US Consumers Turn to Smaller, Local Farms
New index ranks states using government agricultural and population data
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Bill Gates: We Need Genetically Modified Seeds
Gates' yield-increasing claims widely refuted by studies
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Maine Farmer the Face of Organic Growers’ Fight Against Monsanto
I have wanted to catch up with Bridgewater organic farmer Jim Gerritsen ever since he was named in October to the 2011 list of 25 visionaries who are changing the world by the national magazine Utne Reader. When I finally succeeded last weekend, he was on his way to New York City to give a speech...
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Are Co-ops the Solution to Occupy Wall Street Woes?
Alternative business model called mechanism for democratizing the economy
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Greeks Mobilize to Protect Endangered Seeds
The remote valley of Mesohori in northeastern Greece seems an unusual choice for a stand against genetically modified crop conglomerates who are knocking on Europe's door. Yet thousands of organic farming advocates seeking to bar so-called "Frankenstein" foods from the continent made the journey...
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UN: Global Population to Top 10 Billion by 2100
NEW YORK, New York - The world's population will surge past nine billion before 2050 and reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century if current fertility rates continue, according to United Nations figures released Tuesday. Today's world population is currently close to seven billion, increasing...
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