EP 07 An alternative food system? Agroecology PT 1: Why not organic?

By Haroon Akram-Lodhi

The multiple crises of the corporate food regime suggest that an alternative food system needs to be developed. However, the rapid growth of transnational organic suggests that organic agricultural systems are not necessarily the basis by which an alternative food system might be envisaged. As a food production system, a rural development programme and a political movement agroecology has the potential to feed the world, cool the planet, and generate a living wage for all.

An agro-food complex constructed upon the basis of organic agriculture need not be sustainable.