03 Sep '11, 6pm

Økologisk landbruk like produktivt som konvensjonell viser forskning: via @grist

Økologisk landbruk like produktivt som konvensjonell viser forskning: via @grist

Organic agriculture is a fine luxury for the rich, but it could never feed the world as global population moves to 9 billion . That's what a lot of powerful people -- including the editors of The Economist -- insist. But the truth could well be the opposite: It might be chemical-intensive agriculture that's the frivolous luxury, and organic that offers us the right technologies in a resource-constrained, ever-warmer near future. That's the conclusion I draw from the latest data of the Pennsylvania-based Rodale Institute's Farming Systems Trial (FST), which Rodale calls "America's longest running, side-by-side comparison of conventional and organic agriculture." Now, Rodale promotes organic ag, so industrial-minded critics will be tempted to dismiss its data. But that would be wrong -- its test plots have an excellent reputation in the ag research community, and the Institu...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-03-25-rodale-data-show-...

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Organic farming can be more profitable in the long-term: via @mongabay

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news.mongabay.com 02 Sep '11, 12am

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organicconsumers.org 07 Sep '11, 6pm

Organic farming is more profitable and economically secure than conventional farming even over the long-term, according to...

This is what global warming looks like: via @grist

This is what global warming looks like: via @grist

grist.org 07 Sep '11, 7pm

Alun Hubbard, a researcher at Aberystwyth University's Center for Glaciology in Wales, recently returned from Greenland's ...