Organic food has taken a battering in recent years. The recession has undermined their extraordinary growth. The big food producers have organised a huge lobbying campaign against the benefits of organics. There is a continuing and quite wrong assumption that agricultural systems need to be big to feed a growing world population.
But as it turns out, this is not the case. The biggest study ever carried out comparing organic food to conventional food has just been finished by the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania, and the results are pretty explosive.
On nearly every count – on cost, resilience and energy – organics come out superior to conventional agriculture.
Here’s the NEF full article. Read it and leave your comments below…