12 Mar '17, 10am

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This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s easy to think that buying organic food helps to support local communities and protect the environment from the heavy hand of big agriculture. But the reality is not so clear cut. A detailed new analysis finds that organic farming is not always more upstanding than its conventional counterpart. One of trickiest challenges facing society is how to produce enough food for growing populations without wrecking the environment and local communities. A study published on March 10 in the journal Science Advances finds that organic agriculture is not the “holy grail” of sustainable agriculture that its image suggests. “It’s not enough just to do organic,” said Verena Seufert , a researcher at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a lead author of the study....

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One of the most important figures in environmental justice just quit Trump’s EPA. Mustafa Ali helped to start the EPA’s en...

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This story was originally published by Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Seventee...

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