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No Bt Cotton, No Pests! How cotton farmers are being fleeced

Sustainable Agriculture

By Devinder Sharma
http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=4935

For the beleaguered cotton farmers, who consume an overdose of harmful pesticides every year, and are now being lured to adopt genetically modified cotton, there is finally a silver-lining on the dark and polluted horizon.

No pesticides, no Bt cotton and there are no pests!

Official: organic really is better

Sustainable Agriculture

Jon Ungoed-Thomas
The Sunday Times, October 28 2007
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2753446.ece

THE biggest study into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may help to lengthen people's lives.

The evidence from the GBP12m four-year project will end years of debate and is likely to overturn government advice that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice.

Whose harvest? The politics of organic seed certification

Sustainable Agriculture

GRAIN http://www.grain.org/briefings/?id=207

We have also provided an annex table with details of what various regulatory bodies from around the world say about organic seeds

Eat your words, all who scoff at organic food

Sustainable Agriculture

Jon Ungoed-Thomas
The Sunday Times, October 28 2007 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2753546.ece

ITS unassuming location belies its importance. Sandwiched between Hadrian's Wall and the busy A69 road to Newcastle upon Tyne is a 725-acre farm that will help to determine the nation's future eating habits.

Organic Farming Beats No-Till?

Sustainable Agriculture

By Don Comis
U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), July 10, 2007 http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2007/070710.htm

Organic farming can build up soil organic matter better than conventional no-till farming can, according to a long-term study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

Researchers made this discovery during a nine-year study at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Beltsville, Md. BARC is operated by ARS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.

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