Sustainability of three apple production systems

@article{Reganold2001SustainabilityOT,
  title={Sustainability of three apple production systems},
  author={John P Reganold and Jerry D. Glover and Preston K. Andrews and Herbert R. Hinman},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={410},
  pages={926-930}
}
Escalating production costs, heavy reliance on non-renewable resources, reduced biodiversity, water contamination, chemical residues in food, soil degradation and health risks to farm workers handling pesticides all bring into question the sustainability of conventional farming systems. It has been claimed, however, that organic farming systems are less efficient, pose greater health risks and produce half the yields of conventional farming systems. Nevertheless, organic farming became one of… 
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