Organic claims hard to swallow
We applaud all methods of farming and innovation in business. Organic farming is a hard and sometimes expensive slog, and organic farmers earn their premiums. However, we do find claims from some in the organic sector a little hard to swallow. So we were interested to read recently that ‘going organic can solve our waste problem’. In a nutshell, the Centre for Organic Research and Education tells us that each Australian generates two tonnes of waste each year but this could be reduced if people bought organic food because organic farmers use compost. (We know a few ‘conventional’ farmers that use compost too.) No doubt there are good stories to promote in the organic industry, making dubious claims doesn’t help the cause.