Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Can Feed the Planet: Scientists

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Can Feed the Planet: Scientists

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:00am



Could it, or could it not? The perennial discussion as to whether organic food production could actually feed the globe is back at the debate table. And the data culled for this latest report suggests that turning to increased organic food production to feed the globe isn't really a far-fetched idea.

The report, Organic Agriculture for the 21st Century, authored by Washington State University Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology John Reganold and doctoral student Jonathan Wachter, compares the efficacy of organic and non-organic farming according to the four pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, productivity and community well-being.

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