Bill Spencer of Windrose Farm, near Paso Robles, Calif. Even if you're anti-organic, it's a great place to visit.
Leave it to Cracked.com, of all places, to lay out a cogent and pithy (and, in some places, flawed) argument against organic foods.
You ought to read the story yourself, but the case it makes against organic foods comes down to five basic points.
1. Organic foods won't solve the hunger problem.
This is the one that the pro-organics often seem to gloss over. Chemical-based farming methods vastly increased crop yields and made it possible to feed far more people than ever before. So much so that it could be argued that the recent food crisis isn't so much about our food system failing so much as it is about the slowdown of an unprecedented food boom that came about thanks to the methods the organic movement decries.
A typical pro-organic response seems to be some variation of, "The world lived by organic farming for millennia before chemical farming," orRead More »from The Argument Against Organic Food