23 May '11, 12am

Is organic food the answer?: Advocates of organic food and supporters of “modern agriculture” are polarized. The...

Is organic food the answer?: Advocates of organic food and supporters of “modern agriculture” are polarized. The...

Earlier this month, I moderated a conference for CropLife America , a trade association of companies that make herbicides and pesticides. [Disclosure: They paid me to do so.] To their credit, the folks at CropLife – corporate members include Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta – brought in critics like Robby Kenner, director of the movie Food Inc., and Greg Jaffe of Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CropLife people and their allies say they have nothing against organic or alternative food systems, but they don’t believe that organic ag can match modern agriculture (their term of choice) in terms of efficiency or yield. A reliable food supply on a large scale and at reasonable cost can only be guaranteed with the help of crop protection products, they say. Steve Savage, an industry consultant and blogger , made this argument articulately at the Cro...

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/2011/05/22/is-organic-food-the...

Tweets

Is Organic Food the Answer?

greenbiz.com 24 May '11, 12pm

Earlier this month, I moderated a conference for CropLife America , a trade association of companies that make herbicides ...

Is Organic Food the Answer?

greenbiz.com 24 May '11, 12pm

Earlier this month, I moderated a conference for CropLife America , a trade association of companies that make herbicides ...

Food & agriculture - May 22 | Energy Bulletin

energybulletin.net 23 May '11, 6am

Not just the facts, ma’am: Why science alone can’t defeat Big Food’s policy stranglehold Nancy Huehnergarth, Grist Food-re...

Organic Food: Healthier for You and the Planet : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Organic Food: Healthier for You and the Planet ...

treehugger.com 28 May '11, 12am

Though known colloquially as food that is grown to be more healthy (and is more expensive), in order for organic food to b...

Does Fair Trade Mean Organic and Vice Versa?

Does Fair Trade Mean Organic and Vice Versa?

planetgreen.discovery.com 21 May '11, 4pm

We hear these words all the time and by now, you're surely familiar with the term organic and likely familiar with the ter...

Is Food Packaging Affecting Your Health?: Is Fo...

organicconsumers.org 22 May '11, 2am

Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water, include ...

More Americans buying organic food | MNN - Moth...

mnn.com 24 May '11, 1pm

Figures show that as the availability of organic foods has increased so too has the demand.

Clearing up the Confusion about Organic Wine #wine

organicconsumers.org 15 May '11, 3pm

Grapegrowing like most other farming is organic by origin, but like most other farms, most vineyards today are not organic...

Whistleblower Casts Doubt On The Integrity Of Organic Certification

Whistleblower Casts Doubt On The Integrity Of O...

blog.sustainablog.org 22 May '11, 4pm

The incidences that Popoff describes in detail are certainly suspect, but what is more disturbing is his description of th...

Stanford Students Answer Environmental Dilemmas from the Public

Stanford Students Answer Environmental Dilemmas...

treehugger.com 23 May '11, 12pm

whether barefoot running is green to the thorny conundrum of plastic versus paper versus reusable bags , our very own Pabl...

UN food agency stunner: World loses one-third of total global food production

UN food agency stunner: World loses one-third o...

climateprogress.org 23 May '11, 12pm

UN food agency stunner: World loses one-third of total global food production Bloom: “2% of all US energy goes to food we’...

Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food: Views from the Prince of Wales

Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food:...

triplepundit.com 11 May '11, 8am

Here, the Prince recommends adopting a mixed approach under several broad pillars that would include recognizing biodivers...

Fracking with our food: how gas drilling affect...

grist.org 19 May '11, 6pm

This story originally appeared on Gilt Taste . There's a stunning moment in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gaslan...

Don't Be Fooled by "Organic" Dry Cleaning Claim...

thedailygreen.com 17 May '11, 8pm

Better yet, look for alternatives. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which tests product advertising and claims (i...

Why Wasting Food Wastes Nature ~ ~ rt @EcoInteractive ~ #sustainability #home #eco #green #living

Why Wasting Food Wastes Nature ~ ~ rt @EcoInter...

blog.nature.org 19 May '11, 3pm

Joe Fargione is lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s North America region. A new report by the Food and Agriculture...