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Ecological Farming More Profitable than Chemical Farming in Malawi and Kenya

Sustainable Agriculture

FOSTERING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE: THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF ECOLOGICAL FARMING IN KENYA AND MALAWI

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org/africa/Global/africa/graphics/FoodForLife/Fost...

Summary

U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food

Sustainable Agriculture

A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering.

Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Pennsylvania State University.

HOW THE GREAT FOOD WAR WILL BE WON

Sustainable Agriculture

SUMMARY: "By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. "

The Amish farmers reinventing organic agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

* By studying the immune systems of plants, they've developed a technique that eliminates the need for chemicals

“In the Second World War,” Samuel Zook began, “my ancestors were conscientious objectors because we don’t believe in combat.” The Amish farmer paused a moment to inspect a mottled leaf on one of his tomato plants before continuing. “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.”

CONVENTIONAL PLANT BREEDING OUTPERFORMS GM IN DROUGHT RESISTANCE

Sustainable Agriculture

SUMMARY: "Reports show that traditional breeding techniques are years ahead of GM technologies in developing crops to withstand drought and poor soils, writes Lawrence Woodward. Yet GM advocates are sticking rigidly to their script even as the evidence mounds against them ..."

Reports show that traditional breeding techniques are years ahead of GM technologies in developing crops to withstand drought and poor soils, writes Lawrence Woodward. Yet GM advocates are sticking rigidly to their script even as the evidence mounds against them ...

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