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Stop Factory Farming—Support Local Organic Family Farms

By Fredrica Syren: At an alarming rate all over the world, expansion of factory farms is forcing family farmers out of business. According to U.S Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land in the U.S alone. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. …

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Pesticide Drift Is Threatening Organic Crops

By Kim Robson: First we heard about monocultured, genetically modified (GM) farming methods resulting in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller showing up in air and water samples. Now even organic food is being threatened with being contaminated by these chemicals and transgenes because nothing natural lives in a vacuum — everything is …

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Farmers Markets—Good Business for Sustainability

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: We try to shop at local farmers’ markets for as much of our food as possible. We’re lucky to have one relatively close to our home. Some of our friends and family feel it’s hard to find everything they need there. I disagree, but maybe it depends on …

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Organic Farmers Fighting Pesticides Sprayed by State   

By Fredrica Syren: Organic crops are being sprayed with pesticides. Now what is wrong with this sentence? Yes, usually “pesticides” and “organic” do not go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, if you grow organic food, pesticide should never be considered. That’s what organic food growers in California …

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Proposed FDA Regulations Could End Organic Farming

By Kim Robson: Back in 2010, Congress empowered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate farms. Recently, the FDA announced proposed new rules to better ensure food safety for the public. The new rules would affect all farms, but organic farming would be the most greatly affected. Time-honored …

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