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Organic farming can never feed the world

| | August 15, 2016

Organic food has become the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. food industry. . . . Buying it makes us feel like we’re helping ourselves and the planet.

But here’s the truth: There are no health benefits from eating organic food. And it is likely worse for the environment.

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Back in 2012, Stanford University . . . did the largest comparison of four decades worth of research comparing organic and regular food. . . . Their conclusion: “Despite the widespread perception that organically produced foods are more nutritious than conventional alternatives, we did not find robust evidence to support this perception.”

brand new review this year shows the same thing. . .

That’s fine, many people will say. I . . .eat organics because . . . I care about the planet. But this is even more misguided.

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. . . .Organic farming is much, much less efficient than regular old farming. . . .

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If U.S. agricultural production were entirely organic, it would mean we’d need to convert an area bigger than the size of California to farmland. . . .

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Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Organic food is great business, but a bad investment: Bjorn Lomborg

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