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General Impacts of Biotech Organic vs. Conventional See also: Global Food Security Organic Farming Systems Soil Health Ag Biotech Nutrient Decline General “Is There a Yield Penalty with Continuous Corn?” from Corn and Soybean Digest, 2013 2013 paper in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, “Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the Midwest” “Identifying Factors […]

FAQ- Meta-Analysis on Nutritional Quality of Crops

Frequently Asked Questions About the Study: “Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses” published in British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) on July 11, 2014 Authors: Marcin Barański, Dominika Średnicka-Tober, Nikolaos Volakakis, Chris Seal, Roy Sanderson, Gavin B. Stewart, Charles Benbrook, Bruno Biavati, Emilia […]

Hygeia Analytics – Who We Are

The Hygeia Analytics Team About Dr. Benbrook List of Dr. Benbrook’s Peer-Reviewed Publications Dr. Benbrook’s Participation in Congressional Hearings See also: About Hygeia Analytics Site Map and Keywords Why Hygeia? Thoughts on Funding and “Sound Science” Acronyms and Glossary The Hygeia Analytics Team The original content of Hygeia Analytics, and narrative presented without attribution to […]

Alternatives to Industrial Ag

Introduction Diversified Cropping Systems Organic Farming See also: Yields- Organic vs. Conventional Introduction Modern industrial agriculture relies heavily on large, monoculture fields with the two main crops- corn and soybeans- grown on a two-year rotation.  Chemical herbicides and fertilizers are heavily used to support this intensive agriculture.  Extensive herbicide use leads to weed resistance and […]