Why are organic farmers across Britain giving up?

Consumers still eat it up — but more and more farmers are deserting organic, complaining that it costs a fortune and rowing with the Soil Association. Susanna Rustin put on her wellies to find out why they’re down on the farm Darren and Julia Quenault took their first delivery of non-organic cattle feed a few […]

Growers say organic food worth extra effort, cost

What does organic really mean? The official USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) definition of organic agriculture states that it “produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.” Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic Center to celebrate science and politics of food and farming

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 500 organic stakeholders will feast on an all organic dinner created by a celebrity chef, listen to a thought-provoking discussion of food politics from a nationally respected sustainable food advocate, hear updates on the latest organic research, participate in science-focused social media festivities, and, for good measure, […]

Organic farming more drought resistant: Report

Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study. Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic is better in droughts: Report

Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought according to a study. Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Study Published in British Journal of Nutrition Indicates That a Lack of Pesticides is a Key Reason Organic Food May …

  Chino Valley Ranchers Comments on Studies Looking at Why Organic Food May Be a Healthier Choice (PRWeb September 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12195190.htm Brought to you by Yahoo! News. Read the rest of the article here

Organic agriculture — pros and cons

  ‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why . . . I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ . . .  Robert Kennedy Organic farming, an alternative model of agriculture, is fast gaining acceptance by more affluent and health-conscious consumers in developed countries and […]

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price. By Mayo Clinic Staff Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that’s created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one […]