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Misunderstandings about organic agriculture abound, and can be clearly seen in a recent misleading article published in US...

Choosing organic is still the best way to support healthy soils, and the organic food that you eat has a direct impact on the earth it was grown in. This year a long-term study found that organic...

Several studies this year focused on the impacts of organic farming on climate change, and showed that choosing organic can help mitigate the release of greenhouse gases while sequestering carbon...

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Soils are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on earth. On average studies find that soils from organic farms are higher in soil organic...

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A recent study in the Journal Climatic Change examines the environmental performance of diets based on greenhouse gas emissions. The thought is...

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In general, large-scale agriculture contributes to climate change by consuming many fossil fuels for energy and emitting large amounts of...

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In conventional agriculture, increases in yields are largely due to increased use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and thus have...

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A recent study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production used U.S. state level data collected from 1997 – 2010 to better...

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A ground-breaking study showed that organic soils are combating climate change by locking away carbon...

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A recent study published in the Journal Integrative and Comparative Biology has found that organic systems may be more resilient to pest...

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