A study from Environmental Pollution compared pesticide residues in soil from organic and conventional farms across the European Union and found that organic farms had up to 90% fewer residues....

Toxic soil fumigants that fight soil-borne diseases and ensure crop production continue to be banned to protect the health and safety of rural communities. Organic farmers and conventional farmers...

In an effort to reduce the use of harmful pesticides, farmers are looking for ways to enhance natural pest control by boosting numbers of natural predators of pests on their farms. A recent study...

While there has been increasing demand from in developed countries for organic tea, a recent study published in the International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT), found that this...

DDT is an insecticide commonly used to control mosquito-transmitted malaria in the 1900s, but was eventually banned across the globe because of extremely adverse side effects on human and...

A recent study published in the journal Biologia adds to the growing body of evidence showing organic farming improves microbial conditions in the soil that, in turn, increases disease control and...

Many farming practices promote conservation of important natural functions like planting vegetation to support pollinators and natural enemies to pests, and using cover crops to promote soil...

As the demand for chocolate has grown, so has the intensification of cacao production, which has significantly driven deforestation in tropical regions. Shade...

Honey bee health is affected by a myriad of factors including the diversity and quality of food available to them, exposure to pesticides, and attacks by parasites and diseases. Genetic activity...

Genetically modified cotton is widely grown throughout China, South Africa, India and the U.S. Science on the environmental, social and public health effects of GM cotton has mixed  results with...

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