|What the latest research actually says (and doesn’t) about organic|
The Organic Center - 3/14/2017. Precise analysis of scientific articles isn’t always easy and almost never quick. Today’s media has much to report on and respond to, and increasingly, corners get cut in taking the time to get the news out in the most accurate way. A new journal article published in Science Advances highlights many areas where organic agriculture excels: higher biodiversity, improved soil and water quality, greater profitability, and higher nutritional value. But much of the current media coverage focuses less on the content of the paper and more on a few out of context quotes, and the guarded title of the article, “Many shades of gray—The context-dependent performance of organic agriculture”.
|Unsealed Documents Raise Questions on Monsanto Weed Killer|
The New York Times - 3/14/2017. By Danny Hakim - The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising questions about its safety and the research practices of its manufacturer, the chemical giant Monsanto.