This month’s National Geographic features an article, titled Food Ark, about rapid loss of crop diversity worldwide. The article dips into the myriad reasons why loss of diversity is happening, […]
On September 15, the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Organic Food Production Act. RAFI’s Michael Sligh testified at this week’s hearing about the past and the future of organic agriculture in the United States.
Just Foods Program Director Michael Sligh is in Ankeny, Iowa, today for the first in a series of joint hearings held by the USDA and Justice Department to investigate issues […]
Published in January 2010, the National Organic Action Plan (NOAP) represents the culmination of five years of meetings that engaged diverse stakeholders in envisioning the future of organic agriculture and […]
This research in this major analysis demonstrates that the claimed benefits of genetically modified pharmaceuticals are speculative at best, and the risks and potential costs of contamination are too high.
Organic Agriculture and Access to Food (PDF). May 2007. This paper was presented by RAFI staff at the May 2007 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Conference on Organic […]
Summit Proceedings from 2003 Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture The 2003 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century brought together a selected group of scientists and participants […]
Who Owns Organic? The Global Status, Prospects, and Challenges of a Changing Organic Market. December 2003 (PDF, 1.5 MB). A 35-page report describing the global status of organic agriculture and […]