One of the reasons that proponents of modern industrial agriculture put forward as to why it is the best system is that it produces more food than other, “traditional” methods. They argue that economies of scale mean that more food is produced and more cheaply than ever before.
But this article details a study that disproves that theory. It found that over 30 years, organic farming – without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and so on – proved much more effective than conventional agriculture, not only matching it for yield but helping build soil where the other destroyed it and using much less energy. Read here why organic is the way of the future.