The agribusiness and industrial farmers have for years expressed that organic farming is unprofitable, maybe OK as a tiny niche for those who are willing to pay high prices, but certainly not anything that would ever feed the world.
The view of agribusiness is probably not changing much, since they earn their money on selling their products to industrial farmers and their profits depend on the amount of products - hybrid and genetically modified seeds, pesticides of all kinds and chemical fertilizers. But as many smaller farmers show that it is actually profitable to farm organically and as more and more customers ask for organically grown products, and as the crop varieties for organic farming are developed, even some of the industrial farmers become interested in this.
The conclusions of these tests are that:
• organic yields match conventional yields.
• organic outperforms conventional in years of drought.
• organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system.
• organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient.
• conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases.
• organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional.
This clearly shows that organic farming is better equipped to feed a growing population. But it also becomes clear that once again we have a situation of facing huge powers with other interests than feeding everyone on Earth in a sustainable way and with nutritious food - the interests of immediate profits.