Attacks on organic farming

Robert Waldrop rmwj at
Sun Jul 16 09:00:16 EDT 2000

Is it my imagination, or has there recently been an increase in
attacked on organic farming?  Here's an example:

It charges that organic farming contributes to soil erosion, it
claims that it is only "half as productive" as non-organic
farming, and would require "millions of acres of wildlife
habitat" if all farmers switched to organic methods, and it
quotes a U of Georgia study claiming that organic lettuce had 100
times the e coli bacteria as non-organic produce.

Anyone know of a good site debunking this kind of propaganda?

Robert Waldrop

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