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Rodale study: Organic farming is just as productive, less polluting and more profitable than using chemicals

September 29th, 2011

What if you poured herbicides on the weeds, pesticides on the bugs and doused the earth with synthetic fertilizers so you could grow grains and fruits and vegetables?
You’d have a highly productive farm with super high yields. Right?


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‘Dirt! The Movie’ warns us to not become dirt poor

April 6th, 2010

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Oil is running out. Clean water sources are dwindling. Next thing you know the very ground beneath our feet will be in jeopardy.

Get ready to worry. It is.

Dirt! The Movie warns us to tread more lightly

Dirt! The Movie warns us to tread more lightly


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Food Inc.: Eat, drink and be wary

July 7th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Food, Inc. could easily have turned our stomachs upside down. There’s lots of raw material – cows mired in manure, pig carcasses whacked about on conveyor belts, immobilized chickens locked in dark crowded coops – to make the point about how mass food production can be an unhealthy affair.

The film does dish up selected gross-out shots of slabs of beef, downer cows, dead hens and grimy CAFOs. There are a few gasp-aloud moments, such as when chickens are beheaded (inexplicably, this hard-to-watch scene is on a small sustainable farm operation). But the beauty of this wonderful documentary lies in its restraint. Rather than beating up corporate culprits Smithfield, Cargill and others with the big stick of blood and guts, Food Inc. strolls confidently and methodically into our packaged food wonderland, armed with words, telling anecdotes and revelations of corruption and greed that make its case more compelling.


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