Organic farming cheaper?
Ellen Rainwalker (email@example.com)
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 18:57:46 -0700
I don't know where the idea comes from that organic produce costs less to
produce. Organic fertilizers and pest controls cost more, cover crop seeds
have to be purchased, and there is a much higher cost for labour for
fertilizing, making & spreading compost, weeding and other tasks that are
usually done with chemicals on conventional farms, and management and
record-keeping in general takes more time and energy. Lots of products that
make life easier for conventional farmers are forbidden to organic farmers
(e.g. slug bait, treated fence posts, etc). And then as you say there is
the cost of certification.
If anybody can provide proof that organic farming costs less to do, I'd
like to see it.
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