29 Results for biodiversity of soil

Biotechnology: a Band-Aid Approach to Sustainability

Biotechnology is a band-aid approach to “fix” long-term problems with short-term solutions. Much has been written on agricultural sustainability, leaving us with a word that now has tremendous baggage. Many […]

Updated on Jul 29, 2019

No, the Organic Label is Not a Marketing Scam

What’s the Truth About Organic? Organic farming isn’t new. For as long as people have been growing food, natural and organic methods were the norm. What’s new is organic’s substantial […]

Updated on Nov 1, 2019

10 Tips For Adding Livestock to your Crop Rotation

What is integrated crop-livestock? Integrated crop-livestock management is a type of mixed farming that can exist in many forms and scales depending on external and internal factors. External factors can […]

Updated on Aug 15, 2019

Is Organic Really the Healthier Option?

A Recap Over the last four weeks (read essays one, two, three, and four), we’ve covered a lot of material about the myths and truths of organic including: Organic foods […]

Updated on Nov 1, 2019

Our Story

But during the last century, the rise of chemical-based agriculture has dramatically changed the way we produce our food. Increasingly corporate and mechanized, today’s conventional farms are saturated with artificial […]

Updated on Apr 25, 2019

Want Cleaner Water? Invest in Regenerative Agriculture

Clean water is one of the biggest environmental priorities in the world right now—it’s a critical resource that affects human health, biodiversity, and so much more. And it’s directly related […]

Updated on Mar 20, 2020

Feeding the World: The Organic Way

Organic farmers and gardeners already witness every year the bountiful harvests possible when growing food in concert with nature. And anyone who supports their local organic growers at farmers’ markets […]

Updated on Aug 8, 2019

Rodale Institute Goes West

As a fifth-generation farmer in the Oxnard Plain, Phil McGrath has seen a vast shift in California agriculture over the past 60 years. Particularly a loss of biodiversity, as Ventura […]

Updated on Aug 15, 2019

Wait, Organic Farmers Use Pesticides?

Getting Straight on Glyphosate Many families choose organic to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals. Enter glyphosate. Glyphosate is the chief ingredient in the weed-killer RoundUp, one of the most commonly […]

Updated on Nov 1, 2019

Ditch Chemicals by Using Microorganisms

Who wouldn’t be suspicious? Right from the get-go, this workshop is promising cure-all concoctions that bring new life to everything they touch. The potions work in ways that are difficult […]

Updated on Jul 29, 2019