Organic Farmers Beat US Droughts

John Hendren reports for Al Jazeera:

14 Comments on "Organic Farmers Beat US Droughts"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Jan 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm |

    nice to see’s Organic getting some props
    but this lil piece is pure bullshit
    since Organic farming, as presently practiced
    is not sustainable either

    • Organic farming that’s not sustainable, by who?
      Don’t be so
      negative.
      There are many organic-type farmers
      who understand what it means
      to be
      sustainable
      But I agree that just because it is labeled organic doesn’t mean its sustainable.

    • kowalityjesus | Jan 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm |

      permaculture! long overdue evolutionary leap…

      Maybe our first step could be to stop making an artificial market to entice people to wash topsoil into the sea by removing most subsidies.

    • Permaculture is sustainable.

      • BuzzCoastin | Jan 20, 2013 at 5:07 am |

        right
        but organic farming is not necessarily permaculture sustainable
        organic farming tends to be conventional farming
        (mono-cropping, plowing, rows of bare soil, heavy use of non-oil based fertilizers & pesticides)
        permaculture is sustainable organic farming
        using water retention techniques

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