Organic Farming
Organic Farming
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Organic Farming is a form of agriculture that relies on traditional methods of cultivating crops. Not permitted or heavily restricted, are the uses of artifical fertilisers, pesticides, growth regulators and genetically modified organisms. Since 1990 there was a rapid growth in the demand for organic produce, correlating with a renewed interest in where foods came from, combined with concerns over sustainibility and the effects of man-made climate change. Despite the minimal environmental damage and improved food quality, organic farming has proved to be far less productive than intensive modern farming techniques. With a global population of 6,744,098,235 as of the end of 2008, the question is whether organic farming can ever be expected to both meet the ethical demands of planet Earth, whilst feeding everyone on it.


"The more we pour the big machines, the pesticides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place." - David R. Brower


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