Organic farming
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming use...
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Agricultural Economists' Brief Assessment Of NYT 'Doubts About the Promised Bounty.. | GMO Answers
Two agricultural economists refute claims that GM crops have not increased yields and GM technology has not reduced pesticide applications with concrete data and credible insight.
107 Nobel laureates Sign Letter Blasting Greenpeace Over GMOs
It's the latest sign of a rift between the scientific establishment and anti-GMO activists. More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically mo...
Poland Becomes 14th European Nation to Officially Ban GMOs
Continuing a trend of GMO bans sweeping across Europe, the nation of Poland has officially announced its decision to join 13 other nations so far in excluding Monsanto’s controversial crops from its n...
Tiny Vermont Brings Food Industry To Its Knees On GMO Labels
General Mills’ announcement on Friday that it will start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towe...
The Great Denmark To Become A 100% Organic Country
Denmark is the most developed country in the world when it comes to organic products and their trade with the world but that’s not what the Danish government is settling with. The government has raise...
Ethicists Approve “3 Parent” Embryos To Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains
An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic m...
​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate
Genetically-modified plants can be a boon to farmers (and corporations), but skeptical consumers want more answers about food safety
A Citizens' Tribunal Will Investigate Monsanto For "Crimes Against Nature And Humanity"
Agrochemical giant Monsanto will be investigated by a tribunal of environmentalists, activists, and scientists in The Hague, Netherlands, next year, against charges of "ecocide". The citizens' trial w...
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Can't Spread Malaria
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduc...
FDA approves genetically engineered salmon
What’s for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the Fo...
Moving Manure Beyond Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for ...
History of organic farming
Traditional farming (of many particular kinds in different eras and places) was the original type of agriculture, and has been practiced for thousands of years. All traditional farming is now consider...
Organic farming methods
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming use...
Organic farming methods - Wikipedia
Biological pest control
Biological control is a bioeffector-method of controlling pests (including insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases) using other living organisms. It relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or oth...
Biological pest control - Wikipedia
Genetically modified organism
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widel...
Organic certification
Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, ...
Organic certification - Wikipedia
Motivations for organic agriculture
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming use...
Motivations for organic agriculture - Wikipedia
Organic food
Organic foods are foods produced by organic farming. While the standards differ worldwide, organic farming in general features cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of res...
Organic food - Wikipedia
Organic clothing
Organic clothing is clothing made from materials raised in on in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. Organic clothing may be composed of cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool. Ret...
Soil conservation
Soil conservation is the prevention of soil from erosion or reduced fertility caused by overuse, acidification, salinization or other chemical soil contamination. slash-and-burn and other unsustainab...
Soil conservation - Wikipedia
Organic farming and biodiversity
The effect of organic farming has been a subject of interest for researchers. Theory suggests that organic farming practices, which exclude the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, would be be...
Organic farming by country
Organic farming is practised around the globe, but the markets for sale are strongest in North America and Europe, while the greatest dedicated area is accounted for by Australia, the greatest number ...