Can Organic Foods Feed the Future?
Organic farming is the only way to undo the frightening loss of precious topsoil, large-scale environmental pollution, and an ailing society of chemically contaminated people with which the past 70 years of farming in America have left us. The only feasible way forward is to nurture the soil, animals, and people back to health by cutting out synthetic chemicals and replenishing all of the nutrients we take out of the land—and the only way to do that is through organic farming. Organic farming is the future.
In 1990, the annual revenue for organic produce was $1 billion; by 2010, this figure had risen to $26.7 billion. The concept of organic farming has clearly caught the public's imagination. Organic farming is the fastest growing sector of agriculture, currently increasing by at least 20 percent a year.