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Wordless Wednesday: Late Summer Tillage and Cover Crops

August 20, 2014

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This seed drill is an antique from the horse-drawn era, but it still gets the job done! This morning I sowed a mix of oats, peas, and radish into a field I ploughed recently. By doing primary tillage this time of year, I’m giving the soil life time to recover before winter sets in. Establishing […]

Feeding the World: Beyond the GMO/Organic Dichotomy

August 19, 2014

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Here’s an older post that never made it onto this blog. Originally published by The Genetic Literacy Project on March 25, 2014, this piece addresses common assumptions about organic agriculture’s ability to “feed the world” (including cost and yield) and calls for a recognition that there is no “one right answer” to this issue – in […]

Will a Neonic Ban Save the Bees?

August 15, 2014

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The environmental impact of neonicotinoid insecticides, their effect on bees and other pollinators and the appropriate response continues to be a topic of hot debate. I’ve addressed this topic on my blog before; below is an article I authored for the Genetic Literacy Project – see the original and the discussion here. As an organic […]