Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture

  title={Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture},
  author={Verena Seufert and Navin Ramankutty and Jonathan A. Foley},
Numerous reports have emphasized the need for major changes in the global food system: agriculture must meet the twin challenge of feeding a growing population, with rising demand for meat and high-calorie diets, while simultaneously minimizing its global environmental impacts. Organic farming—a system aimed at producing food with minimal harm to ecosystems, animals or humans—is often proposed as a solution. However, critics argue that organic agriculture may have lower yields and would… 
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Comparing Yields: Organic Versus Conventional Agriculture
  • V. Seufert
  • Environmental Science
    Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability
  • 2019
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