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Originally posted by alfa1
Looking through the comments and the pdf report on this story, from the guardian...
1. The area may be poor, but has some of the best soils around.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by Philippines
With organic farming, you can get bigger produce but it takes more work. In commercial farming, the manhours per acre is usually less so it is more profitable. I grew up on a farm and we used fertilizers and some chemicals. The crops were a lot less work than when I grew things organically later with my ex wife's grandfather. My exwife's grandfathers produce was considerably more productive and better tasting. Cow manure sure does wonders compared to bagged fertilizer on everything but potatoes