Farmer weighs in on pros and cons of GMOs and organics

Greg Peterson is a farmer from Kansas . . .

. . . .

Organic farming has challenged the conventional way of doing things and has helped a lot of people start to think outside the box when it comes to food production.

However, when it comes to sustainability, practicality, and overall efficiency, I do not believe organic food production is the solution all by itself; however, it is part of the solution.

. . . .

However, I do not think feeding the world with only conventional farming would be as friendly to the environment, to local communities. . . by itself as it . .  is with the inclusion of organic farming. . . .

. . . . We need diverse farms, . . . and diverse solutions to diverse problems.

All of these things can be found in a balance between conventional and organic.

While I do support. . . organic farmers, I do not support the marketing strategies the organic industry employs.

. . . The organic marketing schemes . . . try to convince consumers that conventional farming is destructive to the environment, toxic to their health, unfriendly to animals, and bad for small farmers.

In reality, conventional farming is far from those things.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Pros and Cons of GMOs and Organics: A Farmer Weighs In

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