I am forwarding this from another listserve, as many of you may find it
of interest. I have no info beyond what is said below
David S. Conner, Ph.D.
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
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Worldwatch Live Online Discussion
"Can Organic Farming Feed Us All?"
April 18, 12:00 PM EST (1600 GMT)
Submit your questions now and join Senior Researcher Brian Halweil on
Tuesday, April 18, to discuss the role of organic food in helping to
alleviate hunger globally. In an article in the May/June issue of World
Watch Magazine, Halweil notes that two recent studies reveal that a
shift to organic farming would yield more food, not less, for the
hungry. Organic farming tends to raise yields in poorer nations,
those areas where people are hungry and can't afford chemical-intensive
farming. "In poorer nations, organic farming techniques like composting
green manuring and biological pest control may be farmers' best hope for
boosting production and reducing hunger," writes Halweil.