Organic en Organic: Still A Small Piece Of The Pie <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: I understand that, despite the popularity of organic foods, clothing and other products, organic agriculture is still only practiced on a tiny percentage of land worldwide. What’s getting in the way?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><em>-- Larry McFarlane, Boston, MA</em></p><p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30336 at Organic: Still A Small Piece Of The Pie Is Organic Food Any Healthier Than Conventionally-Grown Food? <p></p><p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: There’s been a lot of coverage on the topic of organic foods and how they aren’t actually any healthier than conventional foods. Is this true? </strong><em>-- Gina Thompson, Salem, OR</em></p><p></p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22586 at Is Organic Food Any Healthier Than Conventionally-Grown Food? Organic Food On Trial! (Rebroadcast) <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional&nbsp; agribusiness.&nbsp; But others say researchers did find some vital differences around &nbsp;pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring&nbsp; vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today we'll look at the arguments on both sid Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 19752 at Organic Food On Trial! (Rebroadcast) Organic Food On Trial! <p>A new study puts some holes in the health benefits of organic food. Monday on the Exchange we'll look at these accusations and explore just how important is organic?</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 12489 at Organic Food On Trial! Coming Soon To Your Grocery Aisle: Organic Food From Europe If you buy organic products, your options may be about to expand. The U.S. and the European Union are announcing that they will soon treat each other's organic standards as equivalent. In other words, if it's organic here, it's also organic in Europe, and vice versa. Organic food companies are cheering because their potential markets just doubled.<p>Those formal definitions of "organic" actually were codified quite recently — just a few decades ago. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 1897 at Coming Soon To Your Grocery Aisle: Organic Food From Europe