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Sustainable Agriculture

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Submitted by: Mark Rieger (Administrator), Dec 05, 2008
Comment: This is a very comprehensive site that covers a broad range of issues. I was impressed with the organization and depth presented, along with the creative exercises presented. On the down side, it looks to be a bit dated and certainly needs updating in some sections. There seemed to be some bias in the GMO and organic sections, and the information there was unquestionably out of date. For example, the statement that GMO crops do not use less pesticides. Worldwide data collected on Bt crops show drastic reductions in insecticide use, fewer pesticide poisoning events, and higher overall profitability of GM crops. much of this has come out since 2001, which appeared to be the date associated with many of the references. just needs updating.