Organic agriculture in the twenty-first century

  title={Organic agriculture in the twenty-first century},
  author={John P Reganold and Jonathan M. Wachter},
  journal={Nature Plants},
Organic agriculture has a history of being contentious and is considered by some as an inefficient approach to food production. Yet organic foods and beverages are a rapidly growing market segment in the global food industry. Here, we examine the performance of organic farming in light of four key sustainability metrics: productivity, environmental impact, economic viability and social wellbeing. Organic farming systems produce lower yields compared with conventional agriculture. However, they… 

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