Friday, December 9, 2011

Fast Fact Friday: Organic to the Rescue

According to an article in the Atlantic, organic agriculture CAN feed the world! Well, actually several UN reports and a Rodale Institute study are actually behind that assertion. It's not so much about producing as much corn, wheat, rice, etc. from the one plant. We increasing have to worry about taking care of the natural systems that allow us to continue growing food - supporting pollinators; keeping water clean; increasing resilience to climate changes. And for some fruits and vegetables, eating organic is considerably safe and healthier for your person and the planet. But while organic is not everything ... you can have large and destructive organic farms - it's a start. I wrote about what other considerations are as important, if not moreso, this summer.

Read more here and here.

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