Most organic crops less productive than conventionally farmed crops – Slate Magazine

The Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that the global population will increase by 2.3 billion between now and 2050. This demographic explosion, intensified by an emerging middle class in China and India, will require the world’s farmers to grow at least 70 percent more food than we now produce. Making matters worse, there’s precious little arable land left (PDF) for agricultural expansion…

What Savage found strongly suggests that organic production, for all its ecological benefits, is in no position to confront the world’s impending demand for food.

putemStudy: Most organic crops less productive than conventionally farmed crops. – By James E. McWilliams – Slate Magazine.

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