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Media Release, Biological Farmers of Australia, 14 September 2009

NOTE: The full scientific report can be found here
NOTE: The full scientific report can be found here

A new report by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has found that organic foods are more nutritious and contain less pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer's.

Global Food Crisis: Briefing Paper Is Ecological Agriculture Productive?

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The Oakland Institute

by Lim Li Ching

Lim Li Ching, is a Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute and works with the biosafety programme at Third World Network (TWN), an international NGO based in Malaysia.


Ecological engineering viable alternative to GM

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Nature 456, 570 (4 December 2008) - doi:10.1038/456570a; Published online 3 December 2008
Switch to ecological engineering would aid independence
Josef Settele1, Jacobus Biesmeijer2 & Riccardo Bommarco3

1. UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4, 06120 Halle, Germany
2. Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology and Earth and Biosphere Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
3. Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden


Industry leaders put a focus on non-GMO at Natural Products Expo West 2009

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March 3, 2009 "This Friday morning, the world's largest natural and organic products trade show will start off with an Educational Session on international efforts to secure a non-GMO food supply. The session, titled "GMO's: Gettin'M Out of our Food". (8:30 to 10 am in Anaheim Convention Center Room 207A), brings together prominent speakers from the fields of science, policy, and natural products.

Local Organic Food & Farming Can Help Revitalize the Economy

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* Opportunity Knocks When it Comes to a Local Food Economy

By Olga Bonfiglio Common Dreams, February 6, 2009

Community-based agriculture has the potential for creating jobs, developing small business entrepreneurships and keeping precious dollars in the community.

"As manufacturing jobs decrease, food jobs are increasing," said Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of urban planning at Wayne State University in Detroit.

This is especially good news for a state like Michigan whose economic engine has been dependent on the declining automobile industry.

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