Eat With Your Head

Organic. So What?
August 22, 2009, 10:35 am
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Surprise! Organic farming is not a silver bullet, and may even be more harmful than conventional farming. So explores this article from the New Scientist. Organic farming can have harmful impacts, too, leading to effects such as soil erosion.

Of course, any action anyone takes has an environmental impact.  But it’s difficult to imagine that organic farms cause environmental destruction comparable to conventional farming — think massive amounts of pesticides, nitrates, using genetically modified organisms, and so on.

Still, with so few farms organic (2 0r 3 percent) I do agree with the assertion that simply certifying more farms as organic is the solution to protecting our planet while also feeding the world.


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