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The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

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If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of about 20 million acres managed by over 35 million Russian families, Russians are carrying on an old-world technique, which we Americans might learn from. They are growing their own organic crops - and it’s working.

Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic

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If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is composed mostly of farmers. Such a place does exist, and it soon may be the first nation to go 100% organic, paving the way for others to do the same on a global scale.

Crop Rotation Generates Profits without Pollution (or, What Agribusiness Doesn’t Want You to Know)

Sustainable Agriculture

Big Ag has worked hard for decades to instill a belief—in farmers, policymakers, and the public—that its chemical-intensive industrial farming methods are more productive than low-input methods, and more profitable for farmers. In recent years, study after study has cast doubt on this view, and now a team of government and university researchers has published perhaps the most compelling data yet showing that more sustainable farming systems can achieve similar or greater yields and profits, despite steep reductions in chemical inputs.

A Simple Fix for Farming

Sustainable Agriculture

IT’S becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its chemical use — if it wants to.

This was hammered home once again in what may be the most important agricultural study this year, although it has been largely ignored by the media, two of the leading science journals and even one of the study’s sponsors, the often hapless Department of Agriculture.

US Organic Industry Grew to Nearly $29 Billion in 2010

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Eating organic is not fringe nor is it a fad and last year’s sales records prove that. Whereas the “total U.S. food sales grew by less than one percent in 2010, the organic food industry grew by 7.7 percent,” reports the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Its survey revealed that the organic industry grew to over $28.6 billion in 2010.

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