April 12th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Making fresh local food more accessible to consumers and lucrative farmers is the goal of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, introduced to Congress this week by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).
Read More:Senators Introduce Generous Bill: Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act of 2013
August 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Jigmi Thinley prime minister of Bhutan, the small Himalayan country situated between China and India, has announced that the nation is planning to convert all its agricultural land to organic farms, reports Rodale.
Read More:Leave Your Chemicals at the Border: Bhutan Going 100 Percent Organic
November 29th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
More good news for organic farming enthusiasts. Despite longstanding opinions that organic farming could not successfully challenge the perceived efficacy or durability of conventional farming, or the big push from Monsanto and other manufacturers of genetically modified seeds that claim to provide higher yield and less dependence on pesticides, the benefits of organic farming are becoming more apparent and desirable.
Read More:New Research Shows Organic Farming as Viable as Conventional