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The Future of Organic Agriculture: Otopia or Oblivion?

Paull, John (2011) The Future of Organic Agriculture: Otopia or Oblivion? Australian Certified Organic Magazine, 1 January 2011, 2011 (Autumn), pp. 22-24.

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Organic agriculture could feed the world, but will it? A state of Otopia, an organic Utopia of 100% organic food and organic agriculture, is a dream, or is it a pipe-dream? And if a dream, then when might it manifest? Two scenarios are presented, extrapolating from the rate of growth of the organics sector achieved over the past decade. Under a geometric rate of growth, Otopia could be achieved in 39 years, whereas under an arithmetic rate of growth, Otopia would take 544 years to be achieved.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Food systems
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Knowledge management
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Univ. Oxford
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:18898
Deposited On:26 Jun 2011 11:08
Last Modified:26 Jun 2011 11:08
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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