Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Good News dept. - organic farming gets a boost

Organic farming has been derided as too inefficient to replace conventional agriculture, reliant on agrichemicals and biotechnology. However, a recent post in challenges this view. A report published in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (NB .pdf file) finds organic agriculture competitive with the agribusiness way. Originally posted in Grist blog in the context of a piece about Nina Federoff, Hillary Clinton's chief technology adviser (who supports organic farming about as much as Peter Batchelor supports solar power).

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