Food security is one of the major issues of our times. Access to quality food is a basic human right and a matter of both community and national security. Enough food is being produced to feed everyone in the world, yet more than 850 million people remain without even one adequate meal a day. (IFOAM 2006)
Organic Agriculture's Role in Food Security: Organic Agriculture offers a viable alternative to the conventional and unsustainable food production systems. Organic Agriculture is a global movement with ethical stances not only on the ecological issues surrounding food, but the whole human political spectrum as well. (MICHAEL HAUSER University of Agricultural Sciences (BOKU), Institute of Organic Farming, Austria)
The University of Michigan: ‘Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply’
-a scenario study, comparing yields of organic versus conventional,a
global dataset of almost 300 examples, and estimated the average yield
ratio in 10 food categories for the developed and the developing world.
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