One of the most pressing debates of our time is about how we can reduce our emissions and save the planet. One popular argument for reducing greenhouse gases is to farm organically. The emergence of GMOs has been contested by many, and organic foods have become more and more popular as a result. And using pesticides and fertilizers have a real effect on the environment. But the question of efficiency comes into play.
What would happen if we went all organic? Can we produce the same amount of food on the same amount of land without modern agricultural techniques? Are the unintended consequences worth the benefit of making the change to organic? More importantly, would it truly save the planet?