RS 301 - Organic Farming - Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Wolf...

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Lloyd 1S. LloydProfessor WolfRS 30111 November 2008Organic FarmingCurrently, there exists an organic farming movement that is evidenced in the productsthat line our grocery stores, tax our pocketbooks, and eventually make their way onto ourpantry shelves.And not surprisingly, a subsequent argument has ensued about the perceived,and often misinformed, “Facts” concerning the advantages and disadvantages associated with“Organic,” food production.Surprisingly, the most interesting aspect of these passionatedebates is not the various facts that are used to support either the ascending or descendingopinions, but the misguided nature of the entire conversation.To better understand, it isimportant to consider the role of organic farming within the broader context of agriculture,and this argument has traditionally centered on effectiveness of food production in keeping upto populations growth. In other words, what form of agriculture is more successful, regardlessof negative affects to soil, water, and wildlife, in feeding the unprecedented, exponentialpopulation explosion that is essentially depleting our natural resources and threatening our

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