…want more convincing.
I remain for now convinced that the “organic” boom was a deliberately organised socialist post-Bandung scam designed to starve people. It was also designed to appeal to “opinion-formers” in the rich West, whose populations (even the relatively poor) could just about afford the on-costs of food, collectively loaded onto their economies, without too many people noticeably starving to death inconveniently on-camera. The “green revolution” had seen to survival – the plan then was to pander to media-induced collective guilt, and to worship at the Altar of Rachel Carson.
So, for me, it is good that the infamous last pages, of the sad, shameful and ignomineous last chapter in the history of “organic food”, are even now being written.
“Organic” as applied to this stuff, was a meaningless term. All that “organic” means, in any worthwhile sense, is _”of living matter”_ . Organic chemistry was in effect founded by Wohler in 1828 when he correctly synthesised Urea from materials not otherwise dierectly derived from living creatures. The word has, like “liberal”, capitalism”, “freedom”, “democracy” and others, been hijacked by deliberately-bad-people for the purposes of de-civilisation.
But if the poor tormented farmers of places such as Africa could be left alone, even for a few seasons, and not serially macheted, kalashnikov’d, terrorised, Mugabed or UNned, then perhaps they even might be able to grow and eat (they should be so lucky) and even sell some of what comes out of the ground. They might even be able to do it without much ammonium nitrate, which might be preferable since – owing to Kyoto and the GreeNazis not listening to Bjørn Lomborg, many of them lack enough water to make it worthwhile.
If our recession ends soon enough, then they might even be able to position the stuff as “organic” – always assuming the EU lets them send it here in the first place.