Oh, my wordApril 11, 2009 Tim WorstallEnvironmentalism6 Comments At least two organic farmers a week are leaving the movement as consumer demand for premium food stagnates and costs rise. Looks like the environment really is a luxury good, eh? previousWinning the Darwinian racenextFrom the nef 6 thoughts on “Oh, my word” The Englishman April 11, 2009 at 10:40 am There is also a practical farming reason as well. Before most farms turn organic they blitz the fields to eradicate weeds such as couch. Pesticide free farming is quite easy if you haven’t got any weeds, but as the years go on the weeds come back and so after five-ten years the fields need a good clean up again to get yields back up again. JuliaM April 11, 2009 at 11:00 am “Looks like the environment really is a luxury good, eh?” There was any doubt…? Ross April 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm “Looks like the environment really is a luxury good, eh?” Does ‘organic’ food really have anything to do with the environment though? Surely adopting practices that require far more land to be farmed in order to produce food is more of a fashion statement that an act to save the environment. dearieme April 11, 2009 at 3:16 pm How does a nitrate ion know whether it was produced organically? AntiCitizenOne April 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm The same way the earth knows that CO2 produced by man is a pollutant, but all other sources of Co2 make plant-food. ChrisM April 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm ACO, I think you will find that it is just free market CO2 which is the problem. Socialist CO2 actually cools the earth. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.