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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Organic: bad for the environment?

It was perhaps inevitable that when organic produce became more popular, industrial farming would figure out how to exploit the price differential – while actually harming the environment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/science/earth/questions-about-organic-produce-and-sustainability.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2

The article focuses on imported Mexican organic produce, but it’s only a short jump to see that this sort of “letter of the law” organic is probably common among US organic farms as well.