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Organic job growth about to explode

cauliflowerRodale, 15 Feb 2012

More organic products will line supermarket shelves – in the U.S. and abroad – thanks to a trade deal signed into law this week.

It's no secret that the U.S. market needs a jolt. And a major announcement Wednesday means that organics could be at the heart of an economic revival that could bring billions of dollars to U.S. farmers and small businesses.

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Why is Africa falling apart?

Evaggelos Vallianatos, Truthout, 9 Nov 2011

In 1769, J. H. Bernardin de Saint Pierre, a French royal officer, said he was not so sure that coffee and sugar were "really essential to the comfort of Europe." But he was certain that these two crops "have brought wretchedness and misery upon America and Africa. The former is depopulated, that Europeans may have a land to plant them in and the latter is stripped of its inhabitants, for hands to cultivate them."(1)