New report has good news about sustainable farming

by Caroline Brown

Mark Bittman at the New York Times writes about a new report from the United Nations that debunks the conventional wisdom that it isn’t possible to feed the world’s population using sustainable agriculture practices.  Noting the toll that conventional or industrial agriculture takes on the Earth’s resources, report author Olivier de Schutter says that in the short term, sustainable agriculture (what he calls “agro-ecology” helps:

small farmers who must be able to farm in ways that are less expensive and more productive. But it benefits all of us, because it decelerates global warming and ecological destruction.

Ed. note: um, duh? maybe some people have to have it spelled out…..

You can read the entire report here.

Logo courtesy of the UN.

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5 Comments to “New report has good news about sustainable farming”

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  2. Hi Caroline, I was writing a post this morning and clicked through here (long story!!!)

    I’m so glad to see a new post here. I don’t agree with ZZ above btw.

    Hope all is well. I now have 4 blogs, I hope you get a chance to stop in.

    Wishing you well. Hugs, G

    http://www.takeahappybreak.com (my new happiness blog)

  3. Don’t agree with zz either.

    Hi Caoline,

    Don’t you think that the way to go in this case is Hydroponics? Good fresh food fast with excellent harvests – and there’s not many places that Hydroponics couldn’t be employed.

  4. I am not sure it’s that simple to feed 1.4 billion people in just one country with sustainable farming. Let’s try something small first. Plant a home organic garden.

  5. I am not sure it’s that simple to feed 1.4 billion people in just one country with sustainable farming. Let’s try something small first. Plant an organic garden at home.

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