|It’s time to put food policy back on the table|
Salon - 2/19/2017. By Jim Hightower - During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining, “A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere.”
|Organic food: panacea for health?|
The Lancet - 2/18/2017. Editorial - One advantage of an organic plant diet is the restricted exposure to synthetic pesticides with potential neurotoxic, endocrine-disrupting, or carcinogenic properties.
|Yields in Organic, Low-Input Test Plots Unsustained in Farmer Fields|
Lancaster Farming - 2/18/2017. By American Association for the Advancement of Science - Michigan State University-led research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily used to test them.