Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Organic Food

Better for you? Not really. Better for the environment? Maybe, maybe not, since you would have to balance the increased acreage requirements of organics against the costs of the fertilizers and pesticides used to boost yields in traditional methods.

But organics certainly cost more, probably related to the poorer productivity of organic farms, combined with the need to market organics as an upscale / quality good.