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Great Primer about Organic Agriculture

February 25, 2011

Is Organic Food Worth the Cost?

Okay, so the people who left comments on this article can be pretty extreme, but this piece in Mother Nature Network itself does a great job.  It lays out some of the facts about just what organic food is, how it’s produced, and what the labels mean in the grocery store.  And it outlines both sides of the ongoing controversy about organic food.  On the one hand, industrial agriculture does increase yields, which we need in a world with a growing population, but on the other hand, all the pesticides and soil erosion might damage our ability to grow food for ourselves forever.

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