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    • All farmers should not do organic farming about vegetables and fruits Yumi
    • Agenda
      • Supply issue
      • Cost issue
      • Productivity issue
    • 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)
    • 2. What raises the cost?
      • Labor expenses
      • consume 40-50% of sales
      • Mid-size 25% higher
    • 3. Reduce the yield Risks
      • Diseases
      • Pest attack
      • Weed control
      Yield loss
      • 10-25% (average)
      • (Danish Environmental Protection Agency, 1999)
    •  
    • Agenda
      • Organic is still small market
      • What raises the cost?
      • Reduce the yield
      • 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
      • 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
    • All farmers should not do organic farming about vegetables and fruits