Organic agriculture cannot feed the world

We’ve written before that, despite organic activists’ claims to the contrary, conventional agriculture (a.k.a. non-organic) is the only way to feed the world’s burgeoning population, and there’s nothing wrong with that. So it was with mild frustration yesterday when we read a blog post and heard a Morning Edition segment by NPR’s Dan Charles titled, “American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?” which glossed over this reality.

To use just one example, one of Charles’s sources whines that American farmers produce mostly grain crops (a.k.a. the building blocks of food) rather than vegetables. The source seems to believe that in places where food is scarce, people would eat vegetables instead of grains, rather than nothing at all.

Read the full, original story here: “Organic agriculture cannot feed the world

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