The Science of Organic Agriculture
Just when you thought the divide between organic and conventional farming couldn’t get any wider, along comes author Mischa Popoff to show that farmers are all essentially the same. There is really only one way to farm: with a firm foundation in science and always with the most advanced forms of technology.
Science and Technology Save the Environment
Being on the cutting edge of science and technology doesn’t mean an organic farmer has to abandon his desire to work in harmony with nature. Far from it in fact. Because, as Popoff demonstrates, science and technology saves the environment, preserves nature, and lessens humankind’s impact on the planet. Always has, always will.
Politics Get in the Way
Since the organic movement began, there was always recognition that science and technology would play a leading role. But this changed dramatically in the late 1990s when a group of urban activists lobbied Washington for what became the most important set of organic standards in the world, the USDA’s National Organic Program. And quite suddenly, science and technology was placed on the back burner in the organic sector, for purely political reasons.
Solutions for the planet
It’s time to end the false dichotomy that exists between organic and conventional farming. With a lifetime of experience in the business, Popoff shows how.