16 Jun '12, 3am

Organic Farming Pioneers Receive SVN Award | Care2 Causes

I've always thought that organic farming could save the biosphere. It is best suited for small, labor intensive farms with great diversity of crops and companion plants. Big Industry almost always means centralized production that is easier and cheaper to manage, and that means cutting labor costs. How they managed to grow big and stay organic is hard to imagine. The demand for organic food must be growing exponentially as oil prices rise and land is depleted and poisoned by Big Chem GMO Agro. Organics must sell at prices high enough to justify the added labor costs of large scale organic farming. Substituting machines for manual labor would be counterproductive in terms of carbon emissions, however.

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