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View Resource The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz is "to research, develop and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations." First-time visitors to the site may wish to start by...

View Resource The Organic Center

The Organic Center is a great website that focuses on the science behind organic agricultural production. Their mission is "to generate credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communicate the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society." Under the "State of Science" tab at the top of the page visitors should check out the "Hot Science" section. The articles listed...

View Resource Organic Farming: Conserving Top Soil

Fueled by economic pressure to maximize crop yields and government incentives to produce only one type of crop, contemporary American farmers have been facing a crisis reminiscent of one that hit the Great Plains in the 1930s. This video segment explains why more and more farmers are opting for sustainable, organic farming practices to help preserve the valuable topsoil that they rely on for...

View Resource How Does Genetically Modified Food Affect Our Health and Environment?

This resource, created by Ellen Spear of Red Rocks Community College, invites students to consider the health and environmental effects of genetically modified food. Students begin by viewing a video titled "The Future of Food," before writing a reflection paper on sustainability and health issues surrounding industrial agriculture today. The activity requires four and a half hours to complete -...

View Resource Soil Association

Since its inception over a half century ago, the Soil Association has "been working to raise awareness about the positive health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and supporting farmers in producing natural food consumers can trust." Originally formed by a coalition of inspired scientists, nutritionists, and farmers, the Soil Association is now the leading organic farming and...

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