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The Good Farmer: in defence of (non-industrial) dairying
The Good Farmer: in defence of (non-industrial) dairying
A study of our organic pasture: grasses
A study of our organic pasture: grasses
Mark Smallwood, Executive Director Rodale Institute

There’s always the pushback from the conventional model – organic can’t feed the world. And after thirty-four years (not three, or four) thirty-four years later, our data shows* yields are the same. Conventional right next to organic. When the soil is healthy, we have shown that yields are improved in the organic trials when there’s issues of drought. Up to 31% higher yields. So, there’s the beauty of growing with life.

*Started in 1981, The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture.
A study of our organic pasture: white and red clover
A study of our organic pasture: white and red clover
A study of our organic pasture: yarrow
A study of our organic pasture: yarrow
A study of our organic pasture: chicory
A study of our organic pasture: chicory
A study of our organic pasture: lucerne
A study of our organic pasture: lucerne
A study of our organic pasture: plantain
A study of our organic pasture: plantain
Chef Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse

I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that’s not elitist.

Shelby Dukes on observation, organics and the disappearing family farm
Shelby Dukes on observation, organics and the disappearing family farm