Conventional versus organic: There's room for both

Brandon, Hembree
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the differences between conventional and organic farming. What's ironic about the organic farmer communiqués is that they have got a perpetual chip on their shoulder. Nobody in "conventional" agriculture is denigrating the organic producer. The name of the game is producing something that people want and that will, hopefully, pay the bills and allow a profit. But seeing the other side of the coin is a principle in short supply in the organic community, which has a hard time acknowledging that the food/fiber needs of this nation could not be met through a totally organic production system, or that the majority of consumers aren't willing to pay a substantial premium for organic produce/meat/fiber.


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