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Organic Bytes #195: GMO Vaccines, Obama’s Biotech Friends, and More…

Oct 16, 2009 -

This week from the Organic Consumers Association:

Quote of the Week

World Food Day - Organic Is the Answer to Food Security

“Organic agriculture puts the needs of rural people and the sustainable use of natural resources at the centre of the farming system. Locally adapted technologies create employment opportunities and income. Low external inputs minimize risk of indebtedness and intoxication of the environment. It increases harvests through practices that favor the optimization of biological processes and local resources over expensive, toxic and climate damaging agro-chemicals…in response to a frequently asked question: Yes, the world can be fed by the worldwide adoption of Organic agriculture. The slightly lower yields of Organic agriculture in favorable, temperate zones are compensated with approximately 10-20% higher yields in difficult environments such as arid areas.”

-International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements World Food Day, October 12, 2009

  • Quote of the Week: World Food Day - Organic Is the Answer to Food Security
  • Alert of the Week: Get Genetically Engineered Vaccines Out of Organic!
  • Victory of the Week: Kucinich Secures Funding for Organic Farming Research
  • Alert Update of the Week: Obama’s Biotech & Chemically Dependent Friends
  • Movie of the Week: Meet the Farmer TV
  • Book of the Week: The Raw Milk Revolution
  • Organic News of the Week: MOOMilk Is Local and Organic
  • Little Bytes: Go Locavore and Cool the World
  • Planting Peace and Grassroots Netroots News

Read the full newsletter on their website.


Categories: Organic Consumers Association


pete Says:
Oct 20th, 2009 at 8:27 am

if your readers are looking for more information on USDA plant hardiness zones there is a detailed interactive USDA plant hardiness zone map at http://www.plantmaps.com/usda_hardiness_zone_map.php

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