Agriculture

GMO labeling

Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont's GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.
The use of clean technology in agriculture -- like this solar-powered farm in southern Germany -- is now on the rise in the U.S.

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.
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EPA Links Herbicide to Cancer – and Does Nothing

In a long-awaited study, the EPA concluded that atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., can cause cancer in amphibians,…
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The Shrinking Price-Gap Between Organics and Conventional Food

Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.
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USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA's BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry…
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National Academy of Sciences Weighs In On Genetically-Engineered Foods

After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that…
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Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…
Farming, USDA, farm subsidies, soy, corn, Leon Kaye

Annual Farm Subsidies to Reach 10-Year High

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that crop subsidies will surge to approximately $10.2 billion this year, almost $3 billion more than during the…
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Running Without Shoes: Plight of the Smallholder Farmer

Imagine you had to run a 10 km race without running shoes. Certainly you would make do with what you had, but you…
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Twitter Chat Recap: #Ag4thefuture – Fighting Climate Change with Agriculture

Today, Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, along with Dr. Nick Goeser (National Corn Growers Association’s Soil Health Partnership) and Pradip Das (Principal Researcher of…
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Breaking Down Barriers for Local Food

With local farmers garnering celebrity status its important to not lose sight of the fact that farming is hard and wrought with challenges.…
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Ethiopia Looks to Animal Bones to Ensure Food Security

Researchers believe they have found a solution for Ethiopia’s depleted and acidic soil, and the answer is animal bones.
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Florida Launches Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

As of Jan. 1, signs that intend to raise awareness of human trafficking are now required to be displayed at many public places…
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Small Farm Tech: Food’s Past and Future at Work

Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.
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What Role Do Microbes Play in Tackling Global Food Security?

How will we feed our rapidly expanding global population, set to hit 9 billion by 2050, while not contributing to climate change in…
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