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Here's why only 1% of U.S. cropland is farmed organically despite voracious demand

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 30, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Josh Marks last modified Jul 29, 2016

Only around one percent of U.S. cropland is dedicated to organic farming even though consumer appetite for organic foods reached an estimated $13.4 billion last year. According to a report in The Guardian, the reason more farmers haven't converted to organic farming has to do with the high costs of getting certified, a process that takes three years before the U.S. Department of Agriculture can certify a farm as meeting the requirements of being free of products such as certain synthetic pesticides...






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