Tom Hodges firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, 9 Feb 1994, Dick Richardson wrote:
> Sal wrote:
> >Lary seems to agree with you so I guess there is no difference between
> >Sustainable and organice.
> ( deleted portion ) ... Why if its all the same?
> >wHY are so many people avoiding the word organic. What is the difference?
> Dick replies --
> Organic production in agriculture is not necessarily sustainable.
> "Sustainable agriculture" depends on many features beyond the production of
> anything, such as the absence of fossil fuel inputs in the supporting
> system, soil erosion practically at zero, healthy functioning ecosystem
> processes, and the indirect effects in the society at large -- to mention a
> few examples. As far as I know there has been no sustainable cropping
> system in the world to date, even before all pesticides were invented. We
> are now striving to achieve something never done before.
> R. H. (Dick) Richardson * (512) 471-4128 (w)