24 May '11, 12pm

Is Organic Food the Answer?

Earlier this month, I moderated a conference for CropLife America , a trade association of companies that make herbicides and pesticides. [Disclosure: They paid me to do so.] To their credit, the folks at CropLife -- corporate members include Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta -- brought in critics like Robby Kenner, director of the movie "Food Inc.," and Greg Jaffe of Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CropLife people and their allies say they have nothing against organic or alternative food systems, but they don't believe that organic ag can match modern agriculture (their term of choice) in terms of efficiency or yield. A reliable food supply on a large scale and at reasonable cost can only be guaranteed with the help of crop protection products, they say. Steve Savage, an industry consultant and blogger , made this argument articulately at the...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/05/24/organic-food-answer

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