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There has been a fair amount of hoohah about a Stanford Study that suggests that organic foods are no more nutritious than conventional foods. ┬áThis shouldn’t be a shock, but many health claims have been waved about over the years that say otherwise. ┬áThe Atlantic’s Brian Fung rightly points out that only over the last…

My current favorite news story is one by Reuters about an outbreak of e,coli in Germany attributed to organically grown bean sprouts with the ridiculous headline “E. Coli Outbreak Poses Questions for Organic Farming.” Now it is absolutely true that there is a nasty outbreak of e.coli in Germany that has made thousands of of…

From the wonderful Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog (a favorite of mine) over at Research Blogging, is a fascinating summary of paper that describes the ways that most modern seed varieties, selected to be used under commercial conditions, don’t do as well under organic conditions, because we haven’t selected for the qualities that would enable success: To…