Guest Post: Why I’m Through with Organic Farming

As someone currently studying the Environment and International Development as part of my degree, I have to say I think this is a brilliant piece. The issues identified reflect all sorts of other problems within the environment/health/development arena as well.

Random Rationality

Following on from my last guest post, The Insanity of Biotech by biochemist Paul Little, Mike Bendzela is the author of this guest post. These guest posts have been tangentially exploring similar subjects I have in my book, but in different directions; and this post explores organic farming. In S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, I lightheartedly tackle the naturalistic fallacy and use some bad (and funny) statistics that purposefully confuse correlation with causation, intending to teach a lesson. As I was writing the book, Mike Bendzela reached out to me with his organic story that sprouts off from that Correlation chapter, and it is a supremely informative read. (A bit long, well worth it, and you’re used to long articles from me anyway.)

Why I’m Through with Organic Farming

by Mike Bendzela of Dow Farm Enterprise

It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you;

you are defiled by…

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post: Why I’m Through with Organic Farming

  1. I have to admit that I find this confusing at times. I even wonder if it was worth the extra cost buying organically grown food. I think what I beginning to worry about is genetically engineered food. It is not good to mess with what God made.

    • Yes I think the potential risks of GM foods are downplayed somewhat in this post. On the other hand, with climate change already a reality, it may provide solutions to feeding a burgeoning population under increasingly difficult circumstances… who knows?

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