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Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Farm Trends

June 4, 2015 <br>Climate Change<p>Plant science plays an important role in helping farmers use our planet’s precious natural resources wisely to feed a …

Pesticides

Pesticides<p><b>The Problem</b><p>Pesticides can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. They are found in our soil and even in …

How Trump's Skewed View of Rural America and Agriculture Threatens the Welfare of Farmworkers

On April 25, President Trump issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America.” He went out of his way to avoid …

5 Ways Factory Farming Is Killing the Environment

Industrial agriculture is one of the most unsustainable practices of modern civilization. From start to finish, factory farming is responsible for …

Sustainable Farming

Agriculture is essential to supplying our food, valuable fibres like cotton and, ever more increasingly, biofuels too.<p>In recent years, aquaculture …

Environmental impacts of farming

Farmed areas – both on land and in the water – provide important habitats for many wild plants and animals.<p>When farming operations are sustainably …

‘Clean meat’ confab in Haifa advances slaughter-free food

On May 7, 2017, the Israeli nonprofit Modern Agriculture Foundation is bringing together international food-tech industry experts, government …

Rural America Friendly To Trump, But Trump's Budget Not So Friendly Back

The administration suggests cutting rural development programs.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump won the presidency largely by turning out rural voters whose economic woes had allegedly been forgotten by the Washington establishment.<p>The federal government runs a plethora of programs designed to ease those …

Don't believe everything you hear about pesticides on fruits and vegetables

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes another growing season. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie …

What 'No Antibiotic' Claims Really Mean

Labels on Shady Brook Farm turkey say “no growth promoting antibiotics.” Progresso advertises that its soups contain chicken with “no added …