woensdag 8 juni 2016

Conventional farming does not feed the world now.

"Can organic farming feed the world?" is probably not even the right question, since feeding the world depends more on politics and economics than any technological innovations.

‘Can organic farming feed the world' is indeed a bogus question," says Gene Kahn, a long-time organic farmer who founded Cascadian Farms organic foods and is now vice president of sustainable development for General Mills. "The real question is, can we feed the world? Period."

From Worldwach Institute,  published in Worldwach Magazine, May/June 2006, volume 9 no.3:

An article from 10 years ago. And still as relevant as if it was written today. A bad sign... ?



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