This is Ligonier's friendly neighborhood blog and an attempt to recapture our lively opinionated debates in a free speech zone.

Please join our conversations. Contributors welcome.


claysh@gmail.com

Friday, May 30, 2014

WSJ gets it: Organic farming is the way forward; chemical farming, not.

Organic practices could counteract the world’s yearly carbon dioxide output while producing the same amount of food as conventional farming, a new study suggests.

“When you start to grow using organic methods and products, the soil is still depleted,” Executive Director Coach Mark Smallwood said. “That’s why the yield initially isn’t as high.” He says that organic farming betters the soil over time, while conventional farming depletes it. “If the soil is weak, so too will be the plants,” he said.

http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/can-organic-farming-counteract-carbon-emissions-1373/?utm_source=20140528_Newsletter&utm_campaign=E-Newletter&utm_medium=email