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Posts Tagged ‘organic’

Grist | Genetic engineering vs. natural breeding: What’s the difference?

Grist | Genetic engineering vs. natural breeding: What’s the difference?

"What bothers me about genetically engineered crops, I told her, is that the technology seems to disrupt the co-evolutionary relationship between farmer and plant. I like the idea of farmers saving seeds and coaxing plants toward a greater harmony [...]

NYTimes.com | A Simple Fix for Farming

NYTimes.com | A Simple Fix for Farming

"It's becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its [...]

RT | Monsanto threatens the sue the entire state of Vermont

RT | Monsanto threatens the sue the entire state of Vermont

"Lawmakers in Vermont are looking to regulate food labels so customers can know which products are made from genetically modified crops, but agricultural giants Monsanto say they will sue if the state follows through. "If the bill in question, [...]

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

"Brownlee maintains that one indication of an increased awareness of food localization in the county is that the number of restaurants actively buying local food has increased from eight in 2006 to more than 80. He could not quantify exactly how [...]

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

"Lindsey Shute's husband Ben has been running his own farm in Tivoli, New York, for ten years now. He says that the great thing about farming is that it's a really practical form of idealism. 'It's all well and good – and important – to have [...]

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A PLAN-Boulder County forum at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant and Bar on the evening of Monday, November 14, about the wisdom of banning genetically engineered crops from Boulder County Open Space may have generated more heat than light, with the [...]

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

LONGMONT — Four generations of the Zweck family have farmed on the west edge of town, but when the fifth opted out, the 230-acre operation seemed doomed to development. "The city limits are right on our fence," said John Zweck, whose [...]