Background Articles on Organic Food & Farming

Grist. Willie Nelson: The man, the myth, and what he means to farmers. Friend of the American Farmer. (04/21/15)

Portland Press Herald. Maine farmer, seed curator forms new grass-roots group.Willl Bonsall Feature with Video (2:27) (02/20/14)

African Centre for Biosafety. New Seed Legislation Spells Disaster for Small Farmers in Africa. Top Down PVP Threatens Africa. (04/03/13)

Write to Farm. The Food Safety Saga and Why It Matters. How Food Safety Overhaul Effects Your Family. (03/19/13)

Corporate Crime Reporter. Evrett Lunquist, Organic Inspection, Libel and USDA Culpability. USDA Gets Failing Mark. (12/13/12)

Farm to Consumer. Victory in Michigan! Shady Grove Farm Protected by Right to Farm Act. Right-To-Farm Validal. (12/19/12)

Mother Jones. 5 Ways the Stanford Study Sells Organics Short. Philpott Corrects the Record. (09/05/12)

Cornucopia. Thinking Outside the Processed Foods Box - Health and Safety Advantages of Organic Food. Mark Kastel on the Value of Organic Food. (09/04/12)

Activist Post. Cargill and Others Behind anti-Organic "Stanford Study". Smoking Gun At Stanford. (09/05/12)

Opinionator. Celebrate the Farmer!. Bittman on Broken Food System. (08/21/12)

Organic Week CA. ORGANIC No question about it. Chart Compares Organic, Natural and Local. (05/03/12)

Food Navigator USA. US Organic market continues to outpace conventional food sales growth.  Consumers Choosing Organic Over GMO. (04/24/12)

Food Navigator USA. Eric Ripert: Consumers need to increase budgets for fresh, sustainable, non-GMO foods. Food vs. Luxuries. (03/28/12)

Green Living Review. Organic Farming: A Mind Set. Bryce Stephens Interviewed. (04/16/12)

SavingSeeds. Where's the (Real) Beef? Accountability Rally & March for Food Sovereignty April 17. Support Farmer Dan Brown. (04/04/12)

Food Navigator USA. Are all-natural claims worth the risk? Corporations Becoming Wary. (03/26/12)

George Stroumboulopoulos. FULL (EXTENDED) INTERVIEW: Vandana Shiva. Excellent interview (22:35) by George Stroumboulopoulos. (03/25/12)

Good. How Young Scientists Are Determining the Future of Organic Farming - and Craft Beer. Organic Plant Breeder Graduate Student Brook Brouwer. (03/09/10)

The Rock River Times. To Your Health!: Small farmers, beware of Big Government.  To your Health!: Small farmers, beware of Big Government. (12/14/11)

Raw Milk Freedom Riders. Wisconsin Claims Bail Violations - Could Arrest Peaceful Farmer. Update on Vernon Hershberger. (02/29/12)

Open Source Global Village Construction Set. Open Source Ecology. Building A Village Starts With Building The Tractor. (02/19/12)

Ninty-eight scientists studys cited. The Atlantic. Organic Can Feed the World. (12/05/11)

Excellent Essay on Potatoes as Good Food. Carol Deppe. The 20 Potato a Day Diet versus the Nearly All Potato Winter. (11/28/11)

Cornucopia Exposes Corporate Greenwashing. Mercola. Beware of These Organic Brands. (11/19/11)

OH Reverses Bias Against Organic Labeling. Organic News Room. Consumers win the right to know about their food. 11/14/11

More Americans Choose Organic. Organic News Room. Seventy-eight percent of U.S. families say they purchase organic foods. 11/2/11

NOC letter: Organic funding and 2012 Farm Bill.National Organic Coalition. Sign on Letter. 10/25/11

Connection Between Food Movement & Occupy Wall Street. Grist. Why the food movement should occupy Wall Street. 10/18/11

Cong Pingree Introduces Ag Reform Legislation to Aid Famly Farms. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will introduce major agriculture legislation. 10/24/11

Frances Moore Lappe' 40 Years After Diet for a Small Planet. The Nation. The Food Movement: It's Power and Possibilities. 09/14/11

Eye-Opening Chart: Dwindling Varieties. National Geographic. Our Dwindling Food Variety. 08/11

Nutritional Value of Food Declining. Grist. Not your grandma's strawberries.08/02/11

Landmark Case on Chemical Tresspass. Star Tribune. Wafting Poison makes fertile ground for suit in Stearns County7/26/11

Grist Corrects Scientific America's Organic Lapse. Grist. In defense of organic.7/21/11

Future of Food Conference. Washington Post. The future of food is now.05/10/11

Wendell Berry's Seven Step. Washington Post. 'The future of food is not distinguishable from the future of the land'5/10/11

Greeks Protect Seed & Support Organic Farming. AFP. Greeks mobilise to protect endangered seeds. 05/15/11

Three Studies: Avoid Pesticides During Pregnancy. Time Healthland. Exposure to Pesticides in Pregnancy Can Lower Children's IQ. 04/21/11

Eliot Coleman on Organic Farming. Grist. Organic agriculture: deeply rooted in science and ecology. 04/21/11

Resulting from Resisting Restrictive Euro Seed Law.Enjoy France. French organic seed producers Association Kokopelli fined. (03/03/08)