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Why are Scientists Backing Down to Anti-GMO Activists?

Inside the Organic Glasshouse: Why are Pro-GMO Scientists Backing Down to Anti-GMO Activists?

Measles is making a comeback at the same time as the most important agricultural innovation since synthetic fertilizer is being mothballed.Why?You can thank well-to-do urban activists who reject modern medicine and science-based farming."It's those...
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Consumers Are Smart Enough To Handle GMO Labeling

Hot on the heels of revelations that the USDA has quietly approved a new generation of genetically modified crops, the editors at Scientific American have penned an op-ed arguing against labeling GMOs in food....
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One More Reason To Eat Organic? We’re Running Out Of Fertilizer

One of the most frustrating aspects of the organic food “debate” is the fact that the conversation seems to be stuck debating whether organic food is more nutritionally dense than conventionally-grown food. So when...
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When Technology Trumps Wisdom – Speak Out

It is a story repeated over, and over again in the more developed countries: the people have plenty to eat, but many suffer from diets low in essential nutrients. In essence—they are starving in...
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Does Eating Organic Make You Heartless?

It may seem like a ridiculous question, but that’s actually the premise of a study appearing in the upcoming March issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science by researchers at Loyola University in New...
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Are Organic Foods Really More Expensive?

After the 80s, a decade celebrating plastic culture and artificial foods, health issues have become increasingly important. A regular visit to the gym has become just as natural as watching one's weight and avoiding...
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Study Shows: Eating Organic Produce Decreases Pesticide Content In Body

When British author and Olympic athlete Lord Northbourne coined the phrase "organic farming" in 1940, and in turn, helped facilitate the organic movement against chemical fertilizers and pesticides, he probably had no idea that...
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Organic foods not that much healthier: Study

So you decided to go organic ... Brushing aside some of the exorbitant costs, all in the name of good health. But is dishing out the extra cash worth it in the end?According to...
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The silent death of bats, bees and frogs: a clear warning we don’t want...

Things we don’t think are cute: frogs, bees, bats. Things that we need to continue enjoying this wonderful world: frogs, bees, bats.But buried under mortgages, job loss, the high cost of gas, parent/teacher meetings,...
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Epicurean Corner – Epic Eats at the Expo

Who ever said eating ethically had to be boring? Here are some of the great food exhibitors from Epic Expo 2012:  Whole Foods @WholeFoodsVanWhole Foods is one of the West Coast’s choice supermarkets for organic items,...