Video: Has organic farming ‘ideology’ spread through the scientific community?

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[Editor’s note: Andrew McGuire is an agronomist at Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.]

At the core of organic farming is an ideology which bans the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Over the past couple of decades, this ideology has been incrementally embraced by the scientific community. This mingling of science and ideology in organic farming research and education has serious consequences for both science and society.

This video was first shown at a symposium titled “Sustainability Challenges in Organic Agriculture” organized by the Organic Management Systems Community of the American Society of Agronomy at their annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2016.

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