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Organic farming has long been considered healthier for the consumer and better for the planet than conventional farming. But a new study by a team of researchers from Cranfield University in the UK is now challenging this green doctrine. Researchers include Dr. Adrian Williams, who studies greenhouse gas emissions, and Dr. Laurence G. Smith, who …

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Three organic agriculture projects led by faculty members at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was awarded through USDA-NIFA’s Organic Transitions program, which supports research, education, and extension …

The climate emergency is finally gaining the attention of the US (and global) media and body politic, as well as a growing number of US politicians, activists, and even farmers. This great revival has come just in time, given the record high temperatures, severe weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced migration that are …