“Methods of agriculture can be classed as being scientifically informed – they use scientific knowledge to inform their philosophy. For example, there is a huge amount of scientific information about the harm done to people and our planet from agricultural technologies such as nitrogen fertilisers, pesticides, cultivation and monocultures. Organics takes this information and decides to limit or prohibit the use of these technologies due to the harm they cause.”Dr Charles Merfield (Stuff.co.nz)
This fascinating article in Stuff.co.nz, written by Dr Charles Merfield, is well worth a read as he challenges Sir Paul Callaghan’s allegation that organic farming is “unscientific to the core”.
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