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Organic Farming

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  • 1. All farmers should not do organic farming about vegetables and fruits Yumi
  • 2. Agenda
    • Supply issue
    • Cost issue
    • Productivity issue
  • 3. 1. Organic is still small market
    • Organic farmland is only 0.5 % in U.S.
    • (1992-2005, According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
    • Organic food industry is only 2% in the U.S. & WW
    • (eartheasy.com,"The (still) high cost of organic food")
    • Only 10% U.S. consumers buy organic items always
    • (Nutrition Business Journal & the Hartman Group)
  • 4. 2. What raises the cost?
    • Labor expenses
    • consume 40-50% of sales
    • Mid-size 25% higher
  • 5. 3. Reduce the yield Risks
    • Diseases
    • Pest attack
    • Weed control
    Yield loss
    • 10-25% (average)
    • (Danish Environmental Protection Agency, 1999)
  • 6.  
  • 7. Agenda
    • Organic is still small market
    • What raises the cost?
    • Reduce the yield
  • 8.
    • United States Department of Agriculture
    • <http://www.usda.gov/
    • REDBOOK, &quot;The Truth About Organic Foods”
    • http://www.redbookmag.com/recipes-home/truth-about-organic-foods
    • eartheasy.com,&quot;The (still) high cost of organic food”
    • http://www.eartheasy.com/article_high_cost_organic_food.htm
    • United Nations Environment Programme,2009, The environmental food crisis
    • http://www.unep.org/pdf/FoodCrisis_lores.pdf
    • Danish Environmental Protection Agency, 1999, Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee:8.7.1 Total phase-out
    • http://www2.mst.dk/common/Udgivramme/Frame.asp?http://www2.mst.dk/udgiv/Publications/1998/87-7909-445-7/html/kap08_eng.htm#8.7.1
    • Environmental Working Group (Shopper’s Guide)
    • http://www.foodnews.org/walletguide.php
    References 1/2
  • 9.
    • The American “The problem With Organic Foods”
    • http://www.american.com/archive/2008/june-06-08/the-problem-with-organic-food
    • Common Ground “Organic Farming’s Labor Problem”
    • http://www.columbia.org/pdf_files/cainstituteforruralstudies.pdf
    • Organic.org “Certified Organic Label Guide”
    • http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-201
    • Healthy Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Produce
    • http://www.5min.com/Video/Healthy-Difference-Between-Organic-and-Non--Organic-Produce-236976279
    • Poverty: 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys
    • http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/acsbr08-1.pdf
    • The Heritage Foundation “ Understanding Poverty in America”
    • http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2004/01/Understanding-Poverty-in-America
    References 2/2
  • 10. All farmers should not do organic farming about vegetables and fruits