The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can’t Be Organic | TakePart

By Dan Nosowitz| May 8, 2015 There is perhaps no topic more full of confident people shouting diametrically opposed, yet somehow totally scientifically valid, viewpoints back and forth at each other than food. Whether it’s a debate over toxins, trendy Continue reading

In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project

By Caroline Scott-Thomas | May 4, 2015 Proponents of organic agriculture say it leads to better soil management, uses fewer pesticides and fertilisers, and is a better protector of biodiversity. However, when it comes to increasing food production for a Continue reading

Organic board busts ‘no synthetic pesticides’ myth, okays new herbicides and fungicides | Genetic Literacy Project

By Peter Whoriskey |May 1, 2015 You might think the USDA “organic” label is reserved for foods produced without any man-made chemicals. But under government rules, “organic” food may be grown or processed with the aid of scores of synthetic substances, Continue reading