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Organic agriculture and food production

R. Stanley

Organic agriculture and food production

a review of current developments

by R. Stanley

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Published by Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association Group in Chipping Campden .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementR. Stanley. Review no. 40.
ContributionsCampden & Chorleywood Food Research Association.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15521043M

Economics of Organic Production. Organic Systems Make Good Economic Sense. site is maintained by SARE Outreach for the SARE program and is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award No. SARE Outreach operates under cooperative agreements with the. Organic Production & Handling Standards Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. These methods integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.

Many people believe that organic agriculture is a solution for various problems related to food production. Organic agriculture is supposed to produce healthier products, does not pollute the environment, improves the fertility of soils, saves fossil fuels and enables high biodiversity. King foresaw a "world movement for the introduction of new and improved methods" of agriculture and in later years his book became an important organic reference. The term "organic farming" was coined by Walter James (Lord Northbourne), a student of Biodynamic Agriculture, in his book Look to the Land (written in , published ).

"Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life. Organic farming, agricultural system that uses ecologically based pest controls and biological fertilizers derived largely from animal wastes and nitrogen-fixing cover crops. The ecological benefits of organic farming are counterbalanced by higher food costs and generally lower .


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The edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of ) published by FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International shows that the positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand for organic products is increasing, more farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and For the vast majority of its history, agriculture can be described as having been organic; only during the 20th century was a large supply of new products, generally deemed not organic, introduced into food production.

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