Author: Jordan Marr • Date: June 10, 2016 • Appears in:
Podcast: Organic Ag In The 21st Century
Can organic agriculture feed the world? A recent paper in Nature: Plants suggests that as a farming system, it scores better than conventional farming systems on many key indicators of sustainability. This, say the paper's authors, suggests organic systems should be playing a larger role in world food production than it currently is.
In this episode, of the Ruminant, Jordan Marr speaks with Jonathan Wachtel, co-author of the study. They talk about sustainability metrics, current barriers to the expansion of organic systems, and why we shouldn't assume that organic farming alone can feed the world. Have a listen!
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