Can Small Organic Farming Save the World?

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Organic farming has been controversial for years, but this new report from the U.N. shows that adopting a more sustainable model of agriculture may be the only thing that can save our planet from famine and ultimate destruction.

One of the main objections to organic farming is that “we can’t feed the world that way.” But more and more evidence shows that the truth may be just the opposite.

In fact, organic agriculture on a widespread scale may be the answer to the environmental destruction and negative health consequences we are seeing today after several decades of the industrial farming experiment.

This report from the U.N. states that we need “a rapid and significant shift from conventional, monoculture-based and high-external-input-dependent industrial production toward mosaics of sustainable, regenerative production systems.”

Here’s what the report revealed:

The report, Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world…. The report includes in-depth sections on the shift toward more sustainable, resilient agriculture; livestock production and climate change; the importance of research and extension; the role of land use; and the role of reforming global trade rules.

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The UNCTAD report identified key indicators for the transformation needed in agriculture:

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Read the full article here: http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/un-report-says-small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-to-feed-the-world/

 

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