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New Evidence Confirms the Nutritional Superiority of Plant-Based Organic Foods

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State of Science Review, March 2008

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Xin Zhao, Jaime Yanez, Neal Davies, Preston Andrews

Foreward By: Andrew Weil MD

To read the full 53 page report Click Here

This is the first major, indepth review of the published scientific literature on the nutritional benefits of organic food completed since 2003.

"Are Organic Crops as Productive as Conventional?"

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NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Sara Uttech, American Society of Agronomy, 608-268-4948,

"Are Organic Crops as Productive as Conventional?"

Scientists investigate yield differences between organic and
conventional cash grain and forage crops in the Upper Midwest

MADISON, WI, March 24, 2008 -- Can organic cropping systems be as
productive as conventional systems? The answer is an unqualified, "Yes".
for alfalfa or wheat and a qualified "Yes most of the time". for corn
and soybeans according to research reported by scientists at the

Bred: protein-rich corn as good as milk

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http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080122/jsp/frontpage/story_8811106.jsp

SOURCE: The Telegraph, India
AUTHOR: G.S. Mudur
DATE: 22.01.2008

A variety of corn with extra protein developed by scientists in Uttarakhand may be the first of a series of designer crops that India plans to develop without genetic modification involving alien genes.

Defending Against Two Cotton Pests "Naturally

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http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jan08/pests0108.htm

Cotton growers used to be bedeviled by boll weevils. Now, thanks to a successful large-area eradication program, the weevils are no longer a problem in most U.S. cotton fields.

But stink bugs have filled the void boll weevils left in parts of the Southeast. Stink bug infestations cost Georgia farmers about 3 percent of their cotton in 2003.

Subject: GMO-FREE PRODUCTS & SEEDS: Recent advances in non-GE breeding

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From: GENET - news&information
Date: 9 Oct 2007

PINOY BREEDS NEW, DROUGHT-RESISTANT CORN

SOURCE: Minda News, Philippines
AUTHOR: Allen V. Estabillo
URL: http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3297&...
DATE: 05.10.2007

BANGA, South Cotabato (MindaNews/3 Oct) For an ordinary farmer, only a miracle can make a corn plant survive for almost a month under an unusually intense heat and without a single drop of water.

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