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Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in conventional agriculture since the early 1990s. They are now known to contribute to...

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Insects can be really important and beneficial to crop production when they provide services such as pollination and help control other pest...

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At a time when unemployment threatens rural economies around the world, farms with more crop diversity offer more jobs. A recent study in the...

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New research shows that there is good news when it comes to supporting the health of our environment—growing a diversity of crops can increase...

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A recent study in the journal Biological Control surveyed beetle communities in conventional and organic farms, and found that only organic...

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It is well known that organic farming practices increase important and beneficial biodiversity. A recent study published in the journal Biota...

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The question of whether organic farming can feed the world has fueled many studies that calculate ratios of conventional to organic yield to...

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A recent article published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows that contrary to popular perception, increased biodiversity on the farm can...

In general, eating meat has a higher impact on the environment than a vegetable-based diet.  When you do decide to eat a burger, however, you should still think about the best way to minimize your...

The last year has seen a jump in the number of long-term research studies about the benefits of organic farming. Researchers have had their eye on organic for a while now, and we’re starting to...

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