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Nutrition fix: the (high) cost of eating healthy

It's no secret that eating organic is expensive. Walk down the produce aisles, the differences can be striking: $2.99 for an organic bunch of carrots versus $1.99 for regular.<p>And that's to say nothing of organic animal products. A regular 454-gram stick of butter will put you back about $5.49 at my …

Aquaponics a growing trend in urban agriculture

For most people, urban agriculture might mean a small vegetable garden in the backyard. But early adopters of aquaponics are taking things a step …

Aquaponics

Sustainable Agriculture: WTF OMG GMO

The GMO debate is like a dark stormy ocean. It is vast and deep, and most people are unsure as to whether GMOs are the monstrous waves or the boat …

Ohio sustainable agriculture conference feeds many appetites

The definition of organic food may be food grown without pesticides, herbicides and other controversial chemicals, but talking about organic food …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

Key food crops head to Arctic 'doomsday vault'

<b>More than 20,000 crops from more than 100 nations have arrived at a "Doomsday vault" in the Arctic Circle.</b><p>The latest delivery coincides with the sixth anniversary of the frozen depository in Svalbard, which now houses more than 800,000 samples.<p>The shipment includes the first offering from Japan, …

Arctic Circle

Farmers fear Monsanto is collecting too much crop data

Big data has come to the farm. The world's two largest seed sellers, Monsanto and DuPont, are building "prescriptive planting" technology that will take in detailed data from farmers and spit out precise guidelines for planting. The upside is that farmers can use the algorithmic advice to easily …

Colorado Vault Is Fort Knox For The World's Seeds

When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn't take long for accusations to start flying. A flurry of initial finger-pointing cast potential blame on a federal seed vault in Fort Collins, Colo., which housed the same strain of wheat, developed by …

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

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