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Sri Lanka went full Organic. Now they're starving and angry

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Invisible Fan, Jul 12, 2022.

  1. tinman

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    I use miracle grow
     
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    FL the water is so nasty from all the fertilizer and sewage runoff - it's incredibly destructive and you see it up close. It's a case study in how deregulation and a lack of enforcement kills an ecosystem and turns it into an algae ridden stinky cesspool. This is what DeSantis wants for all of America. Scary.

    Just because one incompetent gov't blunders a pathway by implementing without thought or planning, doesn't mean no action should be taken like many on here are arguing.

    "Oh look, they tried to force farmers in ONE day to go fully organic and it failed, clearly that means organic farming is a failure!"
     
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    this thread is stupid. organic farming is all about getting premium pricing.
     
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    Sri Lanka should invest in Beyond Meat
     
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    In this case organic farming is when you don't have money to buy chemical fertilizers, but you want to make it sounds good.
     
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    I'll try to shift focus on the principles behind the topic along rather than kneejerking:

    Premise A: "Industrial" farming is typically environmentally destructive and wasteful of pristine limited resources.
    Premise B: Organic farming practices will mitigate impacts of Industrial Farming, but the yields are significantly less than Industrial Farming.

    Commonsensical fart that serves no political or realistic purpose: Obviously we transition to Organic Farming while ramping down Industrial Farming!

    Yeah, well...
    • How do you transition while shielding the growers (or customers) from market effects/distortions?
    • When and What are the timelines if there's a strict cutoff?
    • Are there extra land and labor required to offset the lesser yields compared to "Industrial"?
    • Organic farming relies on an export customer who are willing to pay a significantly higher price compared to the "regular" product.
      • Is that business model sustainable as a nationwide, let alone industry wide standard?
      • Can native citizens consume their own organic products despite the higher markups?

    Many of these points were inside the articles I posted in this thread.
     
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