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Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Should agricultural pesticides be banned to protect the health of the residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices?

Going Soil-Friendly

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the switch—and stay profitable during the transition.

"Pollinators of Native Plants" is a Great Resource for Creating Pollinator Habitat

A whole range of people will find Heather Holm's book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as well as those restoring and managing natural areas.

Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that...she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of manure, and corralling chickens.

A School Trip to...Tesco

My four year old daughter recently arrived home carrying a paper Tesco bag.

Earthworms Detoxify Pesticides From Soil at Significant Cost

Earthworms that make their home in contaminated soil do so at a significant cost, according to French and Danish researchers.

Meat vs Veg: An Energy Perspective

In this essay I’ll present data on the energy intensity of animal- and plant-derived foods and hopefully contribute to a constructive dialog about what we ought to eat and how we ought to be producing it.

Guy Watson on how Riverford Farm is living with climate change

Perhaps those for whom the notion of ‘living with climate change’ is most acutely felt are farmers.

Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming

Save’s way of farming and teachings are rooted in his deep understanding of the symbiotic relationships in nature, which he is ever happy to share freely (and still very enthusiastically!)

Food & agriculture - Dec 3

•Food Sovereignty: A Breviary •Transforming a conventional orchard into a fruit forest •Journal withdraws controversial French Monsanto GM study •Dust to Dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis •Fighting hunger through sustainable farming •Peak soil: act now or the …

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