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Many people choose organic foods to protect themselves and their families from exposure to pesticides. But choosing organic also means helping to create a healthier food system for everyone, from farm to table. Far too often, discussions of pesticides in the food system exclude the men, women and children who plant, tend and harvest our …

Photo by Kyle Ellefson on Unsplash According to a new study, organic farming could reduce the spread of foodborne pathogens thanks to the greater biodiversity of organic soil, particularly the presence of soil microbes and insects. The study, which was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, found that farmers seeking to reduce the spread …

With global sales of nearly 85 billion euros in 2017, “organic” products have won the hearts and the plates of many consumers and bear witness to legitimate food concerns. However, the health and environmental benefits it claims have a shaky scientific basis. The very philosophy of “organic” is debatable from a methodological point of view. …