Organic Farming Could Feed the World, But...

Credit: John Moore/Getty ImagesAdvocates of organic farming claim people’s health and the environment would be benefit if farmers stopped spraying chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and weed killers on their crops.   But their arguments have rung hollow among those who question whether farmers can grow enough organic food to feed the world’s growing population without the help of science.   Now researchers in Europe believe they have broken the impasse in that debate.   Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists conclude that organic agriculture could feed everybody on the planet if people wasted less food and ate less meat.   “Organic or not organic is a question that is really important,” study co-author Christian Schader, an agricultural economist at the Switzerland-based Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, told Seeker. “But in terms of food security, there are other things that have an impact. This is about how we deal with food. How much food d

Organic Farming Could Feed the World, But...

The United Nations estimates the global population will reach more than 9 billion by 2050, and, by some estimates, agricultural output will have to increase by 50 percent to feed all of those ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Discover Magazine

Organic agriculture can help feed world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food

Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food, Tue 14 Nov 17 from L.A. Times

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