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Opinion: Making the Case for Organic Certification (Terrance Layhew)

The kind of certification you receive verifies to the customer that you have been proven to hold the same values they care about.

Andre Leu international director of Regeneration International

Opinion: Pesticide Safety Unproven (André Leu)

It might surprise you to learn that there is no scientific proof of safety for the majority of the pesticides, additives or chemicals that companies put in our food and our body care and household products. Most are not tested, and when there is testing, it misses the vast majority of diseases at the normal […]

Extra effort brings in the author’s early crop
of small tomatoes, giving the farm a jump on the competition.

Agricultural Advice from Warren Buffett

Do you know who Warren Buffett is? Neither did I. I did recognize the name — I had heard it for years and was always given to understand that he is very, very rich. I recently investigated him in greater detail and found that he is — and I quote — a “magnate, businessman and […]

Eric Holt-Giménez

The Agrarian Transition

Advocate, teacher, researcher and author Eric Holt-Giménez discusses the global food system, economics and peasant farmers.

Monsanto’s Scarlet Letter

By Mike Snow Mike Snow has worked as a journalist in Asia, Africa, South America and Washington, D.C., reporting about international and domestic politics, health, travel and agriculture. Since its founding in 1965, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has doggedly hunted for the causes of one of humanity’s most pernicious and persistent […]

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Superior Farm Staff Leadership

Effective farm staff management can make all the difference. A long-time organic farmworker named Jessica told me, “When you are the boss there is not much incentive to change.” I’d like to prove that there is great incentive to improve management. Poor management hurts everyone — it makes farms less productive, and it can make […]