Limits of USDA Organic on Water

Organic farming is better than conventional farming at reducing gray water runoff, largely because it avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, but organic farming methods alone have limitations when it comes to achieving water-sustainable food production as do organic Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). A sign posted on a field I often pass reads, Organic … Continue reading Limits of USDA Organic on Water

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How to save a river on Cinco de Mayo: Organic Margaritas

My margarita glasses look lonely this morning. But tonight they will sing a mariachi melody (if they could sing) and dress in a wrap made from chunky salt. Like millions of Americans, I will celebrate Mexico's triumph against the French in the Battle of Puebla (never mind they ultimately lost the war.) The details don't … Continue reading How to save a river on Cinco de Mayo: Organic Margaritas