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Detailed plans announced for organic agriculture

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by

At the closing of a meeting on organic agriculture in France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture, unveiled the completed Organic Ambition 2022 plan, announced earlier this year. The plan is a more complete version of a roadmap released this spring, and is organized around seven major axes. Here is summary of the overall […]

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Good riddance chemicals: microbes are farming’s hot new pesticides

Posted on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 by

ORGANICS ARE IN. Chemicals are out. With today’s food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased agricultural yields in the 20th century are looking…not so hot. So instead of synthesizing new chemicals, ag companies are trying out a new strategy: They’re looking to nature for inspiration. Where in nature? Just about anywhere—in plant extracts, […]

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This Danish Farmer Converted 2,000 Acres to Organic Farmland

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by

Hovmand-Simonsen is committed to “helping consumers learn to taste again and to appreciate the difference in flavors” as well as providing healthy food farmed with love. The inspiration behind her philosophy in farming came at a very young age. “When I turned 14 years old my mom became very sick because of food allergies. She […]

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