Author: Dick Taverne

The Myths of Organic Farming

Dick Taverne
Summary Organic farming has no scientific basis. It depends upon a false distinction between synthetic chemicals (‘bad’) and ‘natural’ chemicals (‘good’) and its rules are inconsistent and irrational. Claims that it is safer, more nutritious and better for the environment have not been substantiated and its inefficiency compared with conventional and other methods of farming make it unsuited to the needs of the devel- oping world. All plant life is organic. Therefore the term …