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Organic farms harbor a greater diversity of soil microbes and insects, which could combat the threat of deadly foodborne pathogens, according to a new study. Write in the Journal of Applied Ecology, a team of international researchers explain that the spread of pathogens, such as feces E.coli bacteria, on farmland, has caused thousands of deaths …

An organic farm in California. Courtesy of UC Davis For you and me, organic groceries are a luxury. For the children of the future, foods from organic farming will be a necessity. We often hear that agricultural industrialization is the key to feeding the world. But in the face of climate change, conventional agriculture will …