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Old 25 May 2015, 09:04 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
 
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I think one of the key take-home lessons from the article is simply that "organic farming" can be done in ways that are just as damaging to the environment as non-organic techniques. The key of course is the "can". "Can" of course is not the same as "is". Nonetheless, an organic farmer that over-fertilizes a field with cow dung is doing as much damage to the local watershed as is the non-organic farmer that over fertilizes with "chemical" based nitrogen fertilizer.

So "organic farming" can be good or bad, just like more conventional farming techniques.
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