Thursday, April 29, 2010

Organic Revolution

Anna Lappe over at Foreign Policy has a good dismantling of the argument that industrial agriculture is necessary to feed the world:

[D]ata from hundreds of certified-organic, industrial, and low-input farms around the world revealed that introducing agroecological approaches in developing countries led to between two and four times the productivity as the previous practices. Estimating the impact on global food supply if we shifted the planet to organic production, the study authors found a yield increase for every single food category they investigated. 

Very interesting stuff. I'll admit, I was unaware of what all organic farming entailed. The article is a convincing argument for better farming practices rather than farming technology.

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