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Organic Farming

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

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