Norman Borlaug

A Quote by Norman Borlaug on food and organic

If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it's up to them to make that foolish decision. But there's absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition. As far as plants are concerned, they can't tell whether that nitrate ion comes from artificial chemicals or from decomposed organic matter. If some consumers believe that it's better from the point of view of their health to have organic food, God bless them. Let them buy it. Let them pay a bit more. It's a free society. But don't tell the world that we can feed the present population without chemical fertilizer. That's when this misinformation becomes destructive.

Norman Borlaug

Source: Billions Served: Norman Borlaug interviewed by Ronald Bailey: http://www.reason.com/news/show/27665.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

Syndicate content