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FDA and California Department of Food and Agriculture Announce Spinach Outbreak Linked to Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised Beef Farm
Alex Avery
November 2 , 2006

Scientists with the FDA and CDFA announced on Thursday that the ranch linked to the spinach E. coli outbreak was not an intensive, feedlot-style beef farm as has been alleged by organic farming activist groups. In fact, the farm – the only one on which E. coli strains matching those that sickened over 200 and killed three people in August and September – raised only grass-fed beef cattle.

New Study Finds No Major Nutritional Difference between Organic and Conventional Wheat -
Differences Found Favored Non-Organic
Alex Avery
November 2 , 2006

In perhaps the most comprehensive analysis yet, scientists say they “did not detect extreme differences” in the nutritional value of organic and conventional wheat. After looking at 52 separate nutritional components -- including amino acids, sugars, organic acids (such as vitamin B5) and nucleotides – scientists found no statistically significant differences in 44 of the 52 “metabolites.”

New Analysis Reveals Organic Apple Growing Methods More Environmentally Harmful, Less Sustainable, Worse for Farm Workers
Alex Avery
November 2 , 2006

A comprehensive analysis of data and methods from a widely cited 2001 study published in the journal Nature that claimed conventional apple production methods were six times worse for the environment, in fact, shows that the conventional methods have only one quarter of the environmental impact and are far more protective of human and farm worker health.

Organic Farming Has Little, If Any, Effect on Nutritional Content of Wheat, Study Concludes
American Chemical Society
Science Daily

October 16 , 2006

Organically grown wheat may have different labeling and a higher price in stores, but it contains essentially the same profile of amino acids, sugars and other metabolic substances as wheat grown with conventional farming.

Organic Milk Industry Reveals Hypocrisy
By Steven Milloy
Fox News
September 28, 2006

Farm Aid benefit concerts are supposed to be about raising money to help family farmers. Last week’s Farm Aid event, however, seems to have had more to do with benefiting the multibillion dollar organic milk industry – at the expense of those same family farmers and the environment.


 

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FDA and California Department of Food and Agriculture Announce Spinach Outbreak Linked to Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised Beef Farm

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