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References [updated December 2014]

[Citations that include a filename (ending in .pdf) indicate that we have the PDF of that study – contact Peter Crownfield for more information]

Altieri, M. “Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health: Toward a Belowground Habitat Management Strategy.” Biodynamics. 2005. [Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health.pdf]

Anway, Matthew D. et al. Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Endocrine Disruptors and Male Fertility. Science 2005. [Pesticides – mult gen effects.pdf]

Antoniou, Michael et al. ‘GMO Myths and Truths: An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops. Earth Open Source (2012). [GMO Myths & Truths 1.3.pdf] — Two genetic engineering professionals analyze & document many risks & adverse impacts of GMO.

Badgley, C. “Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 2007. [Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply.pdf]

Marcin Baran’ski, Dominika S’rednicka-Tober, et al. Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops. British Journal of Nutrition (2014). [Organic food benefits.pdf] Shows reduced levels of pesticides, cadmium, and other substances in organic food.

Beauchemin, K. “Methane Emissions from Feedlot Cattle Fed Barley or Corn Diets.” Journal of Animal Science. 2005. [Methane Emissions from Feedlot Cattle Fed Barley or Corn Diets.pdf]

Bellamy, P. “Carbon Losses from All Soils Across England and Wales 1978–2003.” Nature. 2005. [Carbon Losses from All Soils Across England and Wales.pdf]

Benbrook, Charles. ‘Impacts of Genetically-Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years’. The Organic Center 2009. [GMO impact on pesticide use.pdf]

Benbrook, Charles. ‘The Impacts of Yield on Nutritional Quality: Lessons from Organic Farming’. Horticultural Science 2009. [lessons from organic farming.pdf]

Benbrook, Charles et al. ‘New Evidence Confirms the Nutritional Superiority of Organic Food’. Organic Center 2008. [Nutrient Content.pdf]

Benbrook, C. “The Organic Factor – Tilting the Odds Toward Healthy Development.” Organic Processing Magazine. 2009. [The Organic Factor – Tilting the Odds Toward Healthy Development.pdf]

Benbrook, Charles & Baker, Brian. ‘Dietary Risk Assessment of Pesticide Residues in Organic Food’. Sustainability. 2014. [Dietary Risk of Pesticide.]

Bengtsson, J. ”The Effects of Organic Agriculture on Biodiversity and Abundance: A Meta-analysis.” Journal of Applied Ecology. 2005. [The effects of organic agriculture on biodiversity.pdf]

Borron, S. “Building Resilience for an Unpredictable Future: How Organic Agriculture Can Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change.” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. 2006. [Building Resilience for an Unpredictable Future.pdf]

Bos, J. “Comparing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Organic and Conventional Farming Systems in the Netherlands. University of Hohenheim. 2007. [Comparing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.pdf]

Brandt, K. ”Organic Agriculture: Does it Enhance or Reduce the Nutritional Value of Food Plants?” Journal of Science in Food and Agriculture. 2001. [Organic agriculture does it enhance or reduce.pdf]

Clay, Jason W. ‘Agriculture From 2000 To 2050—The Business As Usual Scenario’. World Wildlife Fund (2012 ?). [Agriculture – business as ususal?.pdf] — Explores implications of population growth; some useful quotes on GHG & Cpollution impacts of agriculture.

Theo Colborn, et al. Developmental Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Wildlife and Humans. Environmental Health Perspectives 1993. [endocrine disruptors.pdf]

Corkery, L. “The Role of Community Gardens in Sustaining Healthy Communities.” Faculty of the Built Environment. 2007. [Role of Community Gardens in Sustaining Healthy Communities.pdf]

Davis, D. “Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What is the Evidence?” Biochemical Institute, University of Texas, Austin. 2009. [declining fruit and vegetable nutrients.pdf]

Deepa, T. et al. ‘Ecological Effects of Pesticides’. Pesticides in the Modern World – Pesticides Use and Management. InTech 2011. [Ecological effects of pesticides.pdf]

DeWeerdt, S. “Local Food: The Economics.” Worldwatch Institute. 2009. [Economics of local food.pdf]

Dziuk, A. “The College Crowd: Today’s Trends in College Cuisine Dispel Old Myths about Student Preferences” Prepared Foods Magazine. 2005. http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/the-college-crowd [College Crowd Food Trends.pdf]

Edwards, S. “The Impact of Compost Use on Crop ields in Tigray, Ethiopia.” Institute for Sustainable Development. 2007. [The Impact of Compost Use on Crop Yields.pdf]

Ernst, Pierre. ‘Pesticide Exposure and Asthma’. Amer Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2002). [Pesticide Exposure & Asthma.pdf]

Brenda Eskenazi, Asa Bradman, and Rosemary Castorina. ‘Exposures of Children to Organophosphate Pesticides and Their Potential Health Effects’. Environmental Health Perspectives (1999).

Foereid , B. “Carbon Sequestration Potential of Organic Agriculture in Northern Europe – A Modelling Approach.” Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 2004. [Carbon Sequestration Potential of Organic Agriculture in Northern Europe.pdf]

Gauker, Codi. “The Impacts of Sustainable and Industrial Agriculture on Human Health.” Alliance for Sustainable Communities– Lehigh Valley. 2009.

Gerlagh, T. “The Fertiliser Industry and Its Energy Use – Prospects for the Dutch Energy Intensive Industry.” ECN Policy Studies. 1999. [The Fertiliser Industry and Its Energy Use.pdf]

Ghandi, Renu. “Consumer Concerns About Hormones in Food.” Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, Cornell University. 2003. [Consumer Concerns About Hormones in Food.pdf]

Gianessi, L. et al. ‘Pesticide Use in U.S. Crop Production: 2002. CropLife Foundation 2006. [Pesticide Use in US Crops 2002.pdf]

Joanna Gibson, Gillian Armstrong, Heather McIlveen, (2000),”A case for reducing salt in processed foods”, Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 Iss: 4 pp. 167 – 173 [Salt in Processed Foods.pdf]

Gilchrist, M. “The Potential Role of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Infectious Diseases and Antiobiotics.” Environmental Health Perspectives. 2006. [Potential Role of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.pdf]

Gilles-Eric Seralini, et al. How Subchronic and Chronic Health Effects can be Neglected for GMOs, Pesticides or Chemicals. International Journal of Biological Sciences 2009. [Dangers of GMOs.pdf]

Glaser, A. “Asthma, Children, and Pesticides.” Beyond Pesticides. 2005. [Asthma children and pesticides.pdf]

Greene, A Dr. “Opportunities to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Pesticides.” The Organic Center. 2006. [Opportunities to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Pesticides.pdf]

Grube, A. et al. ‘Pesticides Industry Sales and Usage: 2006 and 2007 Market Estimates’. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011. [Pesticides Industry Sales and Usage: 2006 and 2007 Market Estimates.pdf]

Gwinn, Maureen et al. Differential Gene Expression in Normal Human Mammary Epithelial Cells Treated with Malathion Monitored by DNA Microarrays. Environmental Health Perspectives 2005. [OP & gene expression.pdf]

Hamm, Michael K. ‘Principles for Framing a Healthy Food System’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Healthy food systems principles.pdf]

Harvie, J. Menu of Change: Healthy Food in Health Care. Health Care Without Harm. 2008. [Menu of Change 2011.pdf]

Harvie, J et al. ‘A New Health Care Prevention Agenda: Sustainable Food Procurement and Agricultural Policy’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Health-food-ecology.pdf]

Harvie, Jamie. Redefining Healthy Food: An Ecological Health Approach to Food Production, Distribution, and Procurement. Center for Health Design 2006. [Redefining Healthy Food.pdf]

Harvie, Jamie. Redefining Healthy Food: An Ecological Health Approach to Food Production, Distribution, and Procurement. Center for Health Design 2006. [Redefining Healthy Food.pdf]

Hawkes, Corinna. ‘Identifying Innovative Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Using Consumption-Oriented Food Supply Chain Analysis’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Healthy eating interventions.pdf]

Hayes, Tyrone B. et al. ‘Demasculinization and feminization of male gonads by atrazine: Consistent effects across vertebrate classes.’ Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 127 2011. [Atrazine- Demasculinization & feminization.pdf]

Herrera, H et al. ‘Food Systems and Public Health: The Community Perspective’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Food systems & community health.pdf] – addresses the intersection of the food system and public health from the community perspective, including poverty connections with and other conditions.

Hoffman, C. et al. “Factors Influencing the Growth of Farmers’ Markets in Indiana.” Horticultural Science. 2009. [factors influence growth of farmers’ markets.pdf]

Hole, D.G. “Does Organic Farming Benefit Biodiversity?” Biological Conservation. 2005. [Does Organic Farming Benefit Biodiversity.pdf]

Holland, J.M. “The Environmental Consequences of Adopting Conservation Tillage in Europe: Reviewing the Evidence.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2004. [The Environmental Consequences of Conservation.pdf]

Hoppin, J A et al. ‘Pesticide use and adult-onset asthma among male farmers in the Agricultural Health Study’. European Respiratory Journal (2009). [Pesticide use & asthma.pdf]

Horrigan, L. “How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address Environment and Human Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture.” National Institute of Health. 2002. [benefits of sust ag.pdf]

S. V. Irtwange. Keeping Freshness in Fresh-cut Horticultural Produce. Agricultural Engineering International 2006. [keeping freshness in fresh cut produce.pdf]

Kaiser, J. “Developmental Biology: Endocrine Disrupters Trigger Fertility Problems in Multiple Generations.” Science, vol. 308. 2005. [Epigenetic Endocrine Disrupters.pdf]

Keeley, Jennifer. Appleton Central Alternative Charter High School’s Nutrition and Wellness Program. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute 2004. [AppletonStudy.pdf]

Kotschi, J. “The Role of Organic Agriculture in Mitigating Climate Change.” International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. 2004. [Role of Org Agr Clim Chng.pdf]

Kulick, M. “Healthy Food, Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Communities: Stories of Healthcare Leaders Bringing Fresher, Healthier Food Choices to their Patients, Staff and Communities.” Institute for Agricultural Trade Policy. 2005. [Healthy Food Hospitals and Communities.pdf]

Lang, T et al. ‘Food Policy: Integrating Health, Environment and Society’. Book – Reviewed in Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. [food – health, environment, society.pdf]

Lang, Tim. ‘Reshaping the Food System for Ecological Public Health’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Reshaping the food system.pdf]

Leifert, C et al. ‘Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses’. British Journal of Nutrition. 2014. [organic – nutrition.pdf]

Lotter, D. “The Performance of Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems in an Extreme Climate Year.” American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. 2003. [Perf of Org and Conv Crop Systems.pdf]

Lu, Chensheng et al. ‘Assessing Children’s Dietary Pesticide Exposure: Direct Measurement of Pesticide Residues in 24-Hr Duplicate Food Samples’. Environmental Health Perspectives 2008. [Children’s dietary pesticide exposure.pdf] —

Lu, Chensheng et al. ‘Dietary Intake and Its Contribution to Longitudinal Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure in Urban/Suburban Children’. [Dietary Intake of Pesticides 10912.pdf]

Lu, Chensheng et al. “Organic Diets Significantly Lower Children’s Dietary Exposure to Organophosphorus Pesticides. National Institute of Health. 2006. [Organic diet – low OP.pdf]

Mäder, P. “Soil Fertility and Biodiversity in Organic Farming.” Science. 2002. [Soil Fertility and Biodiversity.pdf]

Malhi, Luvdeep et al. ‘Places to Intervene to Make Complex Food Systems More Healthy, Green, Fair, and Affordable’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [interventions for healthy food.pdf]

Mantzoros, C.S. “Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 in Relation to Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.” British Journal of Cancer. 1997. [Insulin Growth Factor.pdf]

McCarthy, J. “Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.” Cambridge University Press. 2001. [Climate Change 2001.pdf]

McCroy, M. “Dietary Determinants of Energy Intake and Weight Regulation in Healthy Adults.” Journal of Nutrition, 131. 2000. [Dietary Determinants of Adult Weight Regulation.htm]

McCullum-Gomez, C. “Promoting Sustainable Food Systems Through Organic Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future.” Hunger and Environmental Nutrition: The HEN Post. 2009. [Promoting Sustainable Food Systems.pdf]

Melanson, Kathleen J. et al. ‘Effects of high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose consumption on circulating glucose, insulin, leptin, and gremlin and on appetite in normal-weight women’. Nutrition (2007). [HFCS impacts on women.pdf]

Minowa, C. “US Government Facts: Children’s Chemical and Pesticide Exposure via Food Products.” Organic Consumers Association. 2005. [Promoting Sustainable Food Systems.pdf]

Mohr, C. “The Dangers of High-fructose Corn Syrup.” Diabetes Health. 2008. [Dangers of Corn Syrup.web]

Morell, S. “Worse Than We Thought: The Lowdown on High Fructose Corn Syrup and Agave “Nectar.”” Wise Traditions. [Worse Than We Thought.htm]

Morgan, K. “Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture: Knowledge, Power and Innovation in the Food Chain.” ScienceDirect. 2000. [Organic v conventional ag.pdf]

Muhammad, T. “Early-Life Environmental Risk Factors for Asthma: Findings from the Children’s Health Study.” National Institute of Health. 2004. [Early-Life Environmental Risk Factors for Asthma.pdf]

Muller, Mark et al. ‘Aligning Food Systems Policies to Advance Public Health’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Aligning food systems & public health.pdf] — Does a good job of analyzing the negative public health impacts of current farm & food systems policies & explores the types of changes needed to promote health. Some good quotes.

Nap, Jan-Peter et al. The release of genetically modified crops into the environment. Plant Journal 2003. [GMO crop release.pdf]

Neff, Roni A. et al. ‘Food Systems and Public Health Disparities’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Food systems & public health.pdf] – how food systems generate and exacerbate key health disparities in the United States.

Niggli, U. “Low Greenhouse Gas Agriculture: Mitigation and Adaptation Potential of Sustainable Farming Systems.” United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization. 2009. [Low Greenhouse Gas Agriculture.pdf]

Offermann, F. ”Economic Performance of Organic Farms in Europe. Organic Farming in Europe.” University of Hohenheim. 2000. [Economic Performance Organic Farms.pdf]

Pimentel, D. “Environmental and Economic Costs of Soil Erosion and Conservation Benefits.” Science. 1995. [CostsSoilErosion.pdf]

Pimentel, D. et al. “Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems.” BioScience. 573–582. 2005. [ComparisonsOrganicAndConventional.pdf]

Pollock, I & Warner J O. ‘Effect of artificial food colours on childhood behaviour’. Archives of Disease in Childhood (1990). [Effect of artificial food colors on childhood behaviour.pdf] – food colours were shown to have an adverse effect

Robertson, G.P. “Greenhouse Gases in Intensive Agriculture: Contributions of Individual Gases to the Radiative Forcing of the Atmosphere.” Science. 2000. [GHG Intensive Agriculture.pdf]

Salvino, Karen. ‘Sustainable Food Systems At UC Berkeley’. UC Berkeley 2008. [Berkeley =- Sust food systems.pdf]

Sanda, B. “The Double Danger of High Fructose Corn Syrup.” Wise Traditions. 2004. [DangerHFCS.pdf]

Sayre, L. “The Hidden Link Between Factory Farms and Human Illness.” Mother Earth News. 2009. [FactoryFarms&Illness.pdf]

Schettgen, T et al. ‘Pyrethroid exposure of the general population—is this due to diet?’. [Pyrethroid exposure of the general population.pdf] – Study indicating that body burden of pyrethroids is probably due to diet.

Schmidt, C. “Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock: More at Stake than Steak.” __________ 2002. [AntibioticResistanceLivestock.pdf]

Smith, K.A. “Impacts of Land Management on Fluxes of Trace Greenhouse Gases.” Soil Use and Management. 2004. [ImpactsLandManagementGHG.pdf]

Smith, P., D. Martino, Z. Cai, D. Gwary, H. Janzen, P. Kumar, B. McCarl, S. Ogle, F. O’Mara, C. Rice, B. Scholes, O. Sirotenko (2007): Agriculture. In Climate Change (2007): Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [B. Metz, O.R. Davidson, P.R. Bosch, R. Dave, L.A. Meyer (eds)], Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom ,and New York, NY, USA.

Sparling, P. “Obesity on Campus.” Preventing Chronic Disease. 2007. [Obesity on Campus PCD43A72.pdf]

Stanhope, Kimber L and Havel, Peter J. ‘Endocrine and metabolic effects of consuming beverages sweetened with fructose, glucose, sucrose, or high-fructose corn syrup1–5’. American journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008). [HFCS in beverages – endocrine & metabolic effects.pdf]

Story, M. et al. ‘Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Food Systems & Public Health 19320240903351463.pdf] – public health, nutrition, and obesity — opportunities for agricultural policies

Sturm, Roland. ‘Affordability and Obesity: Issues in the Multifunctionality of Agricultural/Food Systems’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [food-obesity-affordability.pdf]

Sunyer, Jordi et al. ‘Prenatal Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and Asthma in Children’. Environmental Health Perspectives (December 2005). [DDE & asthma.pdf] – Pesticide-asthma connections.

Sutton, Patricia et al. ‘Reproductive Health and the Industrialized Food System: A Point of Intervention for Health Policy’. Health Affairs, v30 No.5 (2011). [Reproductive Health and Food System.pdf]

Tamm, L. and Fliessbach, A., {Project} QualityLowInputFood: Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and ‚low input’ food supply chains (Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) Work package 3.1 Identifying soil management practices which optimize soil quality characteristics (mineralization capacity and diseases suppressiveness). Runs 2004 – 2009. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-5070 Frick. [Euro Organic & Low Input Food Supply.pdf]

Tarlo, S. “Asthma and Anaphylactoid Reactions to Food Additives.” Canadian Family Physician, Vol. 39. 1993. [Asthma&FoodAdditives.pdf]

Teasdale, J.R. “Potential Long-Term Benefits of No-Tillage and Organic Cropping Systems for Grain Production and Soil Improvement.” Agronomy Journal. 2007. [Benefits No-Till & Organic Crop.pdf]

Tordoff, Michael G & Alleva, Annette M. ‘Effects of drinking soda sweetened with aspartame or high-fructose corn syrup on food intake and body weight’. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1995). [HFCS effects in soda.pdf]

Torjusen, H. “Food System Orientation and Quality Perception Among Consumers and Producers of Organic Food in Hedmark County, Norway.” ScienceDirect. 2001. [Organic food quality perceptions.pdf]

Tuormaa, Tuula E. ‘The Adverse Effects of Food Additives on Health: A Review of the Literature with Special Emphasis on Childhood Hyperactivity’. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 9, No. 4, 1994. [Adverse Effects of Food Additives.pdf] – Shows definite adverse impacts of food dyes and additives, including ADHD & asthma; concludes with strong policy recommendations.

Wallinga, David. ‘Today’s Food System: How Healthy Is It?’. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2009). [Food systems today & health.pdf]

Weiske, A. “Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emission in European Conventional and Organic Dairy Farming.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2006. [Mitigation of GG in Dairy Farming.pdf]

White, Philip J. et al. Relationships Between Yield and Mineral Concentrations in Potato Tubers. Horticultural Science 2009. [mineral concentrations & yield.pdf]

Whyatt, RM. “Prenatal Insecticide Exposures and Birth Weight and Length among an Urban Minority Cohort.” National Institute of Health. 2004. [Prenatal Insecticide Exposures.pdf]

Winter, William L. ‘Is Technology-Ridden U.S. Agriculture in a Long-Run Decline?’. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct. 1978). [Agriculture in Decline?.pdf] – “Modern” technology often produces less per land unit than traditional labor-intensive cultivation and costs more in terms of energy, capital, and depleted soil and natural resources.…”

Withgott, Jay. Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories. Prentice Hall. 2004.

Woodruff, Tracey J. et al. Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women in the US: NHANES 2003-2004. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011. [Env Chem & Pregnant Women.pdf], [Env Chem & Pregnant Women.supp1.pdf]

Worthington, Virginia. ‘Nutritional Quality of Organic Versus Conventional Fruits, Vegetables, and Grains’ Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2001, 7(2): 161-173. [Nutritional Quality of Organic.pdf]

Yue, C. et al. “Organic or Local? Investigating Consumer Preference for Fresh Produce Using a Choice Experiment with Real Economic Incentives.” Horticultural Science. 2012. [organic or local preference.pdf]

Zehnder, G. “Arthropod Pest Management in Organic Crops.” Annual Review of Entomology. 2007. [Arthropod Pest Management.pdf]


‘Aggregate Exposures to Phthalates in Humans’. Health Care Without Harm 2002.[Phthalates – human exposure.pdf]

Agricultural Chemical Usage – Field and Vegetable Crops Chemical Distribution Rate. United States Department of Agriculture 2005. [Ag chem on field crops 2005.pdf]

“Agriculture and Climate Change: Impacts and Opportunities at the Farm Level.” [Agriculture and Climate Change.pdf]

“All the Health Risks of Processed Foods — In Just a Few Quick, Convenient Bites.” Healthy Family. 2010. [Health Risks of Processed Foods.pdf]

“And Then There Was One.” Coalition of Immokalee Workers. 2010. [And Then There Was One.pdf]

“Are Styrene Food and Beverage Containers A Health Hazard?” Institute for Local Self-Reliance. 1990. [Polystyrene Health Hazard.pdf]

“Asthma Initiative.” Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community Annual Report: 2006-07. Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community 2007. [Asthma Initiative.pdf]

‘Asthma, Children and Pesticides’. Beyond Pesticides (2005). [Asthma, Children, & Pesticides with citations.pdf]

“Choose Organic Produce Where it Matters Most.” Natural Resources Defense Council. 2008. [Organic Produce.pdf]

“Climate Change in Pennsylvania: Impacts and Solutions.” Union of Concerned Scientists. 2008. [Climate Change in PA.pdf]

“Community Gardening.” Brooklyn Botanical Garden. 2008. [book-not available]

“Core Truths: Key Findings Behind the Benefits of Organic Food and Farming.” The Organic Center. 2009.[Organic Food & Farming benefits.pdf]

“Common Ground: Linking Health and Sustainable Agriculture.” Prevention Institute. 2004. [Cultivating Common Ground – ag-health connections.pdf]

“Dairy 101.” Food & Water Watch. 2008. [Dairy 101.pdf]

Doctors’ Health Warning: Avoid GMO. Institute For Responsible Technology 2011 [Avoid GMO brochure.pdf]

‘The Economic Impact of Farm-to-School Lunch Programs: A Central Minnesota Example’. University of Minnesota Extension 2010. [Farm-to-school economic impact.pdf]

‘Environmental Nutrition: Redefining Healthy Food in the Health Care Sector’. Health Care Without Harm (September 2014) [Env Nutrition & Health.pdf]

“Executive Summary: Expert Workshop on Non-human Antimicrobial Usage and Antimicrobial Resistance.” WHO/FAO/OIE. Geneva, 2003. [Antimicrobial Usage.pdf]

‘Fertilizers & Chemicals Applied by State: 2007 & 2002’. 2007 Census of Agriculture. United States Department of Agriculture 2008. [Fertilizers & Chemicals applied by state.pdf]

‘Fertilizers & Chemicals Applied: 2007 & 2002’. 2007 Census of Agriculture [County Data, PA]. United States Department of Agriculture 2008. [Farms & acreage w/chemicals in PA counties.pdf]

‘Food & Nutrition Services Vision Statement’. Catholic Healthcare West 2012. [Food Statement [CHW].pdf]

‘Food and Nutrition Professionals Can Implement Practices to Conserve Natural Resoures and Support Ecological Sustainability. American Dietetic Association (2007). [Food & Nutrition Professionals – Practices to Support Eco Sust]

“Food Miles: How Far Your Food Travels Has Serious Consequences for Your Health and the Climate.” Natural Resources Defenses Council. 2007. [Food Miles.pdf]

“Gardening Gives Older Adults Benefits Like Hand Strength and Self Esteem.” Science Daily. 2009. [Gardening Benefits.pdf]

‘GMO Myths & Truths’. Earth Open Source (2012). [GMO Myths & Truths 1.3b – 2012.pdf] An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops; extensive citations.

Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy. Food Alliance 2007. [Food Policy guide [AASHE].pdf]

“Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture.” Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 2002. [Sustainable Agriculture Addresses Health Harms.pdf]

Healthy Food in Health Care Food Service Contractor Pledge. Health Care Without Harm 2011. [Food Svc Contractor Pledge.pdf]

Healthy Food in Health Care. Health Care Without Harm 2011. [Healthy Food in Health Care.pdf]

“The IFOAM Basic Standards for Organic Production and Processing.” International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. 2006. [IFOAM Basic Standards.pdf]

“Impact of Antimicrobial Growth Promoter Termination in Denmark.” World Health Organization. 2003. [Impacts of Antimicrobial Growth.pdf]

“Industrial Agriculture: Features and Policy.” Union of Concerned Scientists. 2007. [Industrial Agriculture Policy.pdf]

“Keeping Freshness in Fresh-Cut Produce.” United States Department of Agriculture. 2007. [Keeping Freshness.pdf]

“Legal Definition of Sustainable Agriculture.” US Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2009. [Legal Definition.pdf]

“National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.” Department of Health. 2000. [Framework for Heart Disease.pdf]

“New Nutritional Research Indicates College Students Face Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Metabolic Syndrome.” University of New Hampshire. 2007. [Nutritional Research for College Students.pdf]

“Pesticide Drift.” Pesticide Action Network North America. 2008. [Pesticide Drift.pdf]

‘Pesticide Data Program: Annual Summary, Calendar Year 2010’. United States Department of Agriculture 2012. [pesticide data program report 2010.pdf]

“Pesticide Information Database.” Pesticide Action Network. 2010.

“Pesticide Levels ‘High in Fruit.’” BBC News. 2004. [Pesticide Levels.pdf]

‘Pesticide Use Trends’. Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators. U.S. Department of Agriculture 1994. [pesticide use trends.pdf]

‘Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children’. National Research Council 1993. [Pesticides in diets of infants & children.pdf]

Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America. Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production [Factory Farms report.pdf]

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2010. [Reducing Env Cancer Risk.pdf]

San Francisco Healthy and Sustainable Food Policy. City of San Francisco 2009. [San Francisco Food Policy.pdf]

Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Collaborative on Health and the Environment 2007. [Neurodevelopmental disorders.pdf]

Seasonal Foods: A New Menu for Public Health. Health Care Without Harm 2011. [Seasonal Foods.pdf] – describes process & benefits of going organic.

The Secret to Better Grades: Upgrade the School Lunch. Progressive Health 2003.

School Project Proves a Healthy Diet Works Wonders.rtf.pdf

“Styrene Fact Sheet.” CAS #100-42-5. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. [Styrene Fact Sheet]

“Sustainable Agriculture FAQ.” Union of Concerned Scientists. 2007. [Sustainable Agriculture FAQ.htm]

‘Teach Us How to Fish’. The Guardian, 2008. [Teach us how to fish.pdf] — How FairTrade has changed the lives of three producers and their communities.

“They Eat What? The Reality of Feed at Animal Factories.” Union of Concerned Scientists. 2006. [They Eat What?.htm]

Toxicological Profile For Pyrethrins And Pyrethroids. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 2003.

‘Trends in Chemicals Used on the Land’. 2008 Report on the Environment. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2009. [Agricultural chemicals 2008.pdf]

‘U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990–2010.’ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012). [US-GHG-Inventory-2012-ES.pdf]

“2010 US Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.” Environmental Protection Agency. 2010. [US Government Facts.htm]

Woodbury County Organics Conversion Policy. Woodbury County, IA 2006.  [Organics conversion policy – Woodbury county IA.pdf]

Adams, M. “Beware of Foods Labeled ‘Natural’ Containing MSG and Other Harmful Ingredients.” Organic Consumers Association. 2005.

Berner, A. “Effects of Reduced Tillage, Fertilization and Biodynamic Preparations on Crop Yield, Weed Infestation and the Occurrence of Toxigenic Fusaria.” Researching Sustainable Systems. First Scientific Conference of ISOFAR. 2005.

Bhat, R. ‘Human health problems associated with current agricultural food production’. Asia Pac J Clinical Nutrition (2008).

Clement, C. “Nutrition: Why WIC Needs Organic.” Organic Consumer Association. 2009.

Cormack, W. ”Energy Use in Organic Agriculture Systems.” Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, London, UK. 2000.

Flessa, H. “Integrated Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) from Two Farming Systems in Southern Germany.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2005.

Fließbach, A. “Soil, Organic, Matter, and Biological Soil Quality Indicators After 21 Years of Organic and Conventional Farming.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2007.

Greene, A Dr. “Key Insecticides Disrupt Brain Development at Very Low Doses.” The Organic Center. 2006.

Hepperly, P. “The Rodale Farming Systems Trial 1981 to 2005: Long-term Analysis of Organic and Conventional Maize and Soybean Cropping Systems. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research. 2006.

Lal, R. “Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security.” Science. 2007.

Marriott, E.E. “Total and Labile Soil Organic Matter in Organic and Conventional Farming Systems.” Soil Science Society of America Journal. 2006.

Olesen, J.E. “Modelling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from European Conventional and Organic Dairy Farms.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2006.

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