The Facebook page for Only Organic is doing a big fearmongering campaign against conventional agriculture called “Skip the Chemicals.”
Though the push for organic is well-intentioned, Sri Lanka is damaging its economy, health, and food security by not considering a balanced and phased transition.
Researchers say that unless the EU allows breeding techniques such as gene editing in organic agriculture, Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy will likely fail.
Conventional agriculture operates to keep dialogue open and to maintain observational and experimentational integrity. OAACs devolve that discussion.
Whether with friends or social media encounters with strangers, it’s important to listen and learn from one another about farming perspectives.
An agronomist at Garrett Brothers Farm gave Michelle Miller a tour of the organic broccoli operation and talked about the pesticides used there.
Food from organic farming has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required.