From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010.
13. Rodale Institute
J.I. Rodale was into organic farming for many decades before it became
a bit more "hip". The Rodale Institute has been doing research on
organic farming versus conventional farming for over 60 years, and their
website is aimed at farmers, gardeners, and the general public alike.
The "New Farm" link is the online incarnation of their print
publication that has been providing "farmer-to-farmer resources,
articles and personal stories" for over 29 years. Under the "Tools"
menu in New Farm, visitors and farmers can find a "Crop Conversion
Calculator", "Organic Price Report", and "NewFarm Forums".
The Crop Conversion Chart gives five choices of crops, soybeans, oats,
corn,wheat, and barley to compare, and shows how many pounds of CO2 will
be saved based on the number of acres planted organically, and how many
cars would be removed from the world as a result. The "Nutrition" link
presents visitors with "Research", "Organic News", and even book
reviews. There is also an "Advocacy" heading with a request to support
Farm to School funding "to boost health, students, farms". [KMG]
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