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Does Fair Trade USA’s expansion plan threaten its purpose?

In a move to grow the market for Fair Trade products, the longtime head of Fair Trade USA proposes to allow much bigger coffee growers into the certification -- a move that some say runs contrary to the whole purpose of Fair Trade.

The organic farming debate is about more than just yields

As demand for food increases on a planet with limited resources,organic foods' low yields are an issue. But there are other benefits to consider -- along with some possibilities for addressing yield concerns.    

Why organic food isn’t as green as you think

Proponents of organic foods have the fervor of faith in their belief in the benefits of organics, but if we want to truly understand organic agriculture's impacts on the planet and on our health, science and not faith ought to guide us.