Organic Agriculture Enters Mainstream

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 at 2:26 pm by Chelsea Green Publishing

Good news for organics. The Institute of Science in Society released a report this week titled “Organic Agriculture Enters Mainstream: Organic Yields on Par with Conventional and Ahead During Drought Years.” This news could be influential among scientists who have told farmers that organic argiculture means lower yields–”scientists who should know better,” according to I-SIS.

But by far the greatest gains are in savings on externalised costs associated with conventional industrial farming, which are estimated to exceed 25 percent of the total market value of United States’ agricultural output. Long-term field trials at Rodale Institute

Haciendo Punto lists part of the report on their organic agriculture blog, or you can find the whole report at the I-SIS site.

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