SMALL FARMS ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE AND PROFITABLE

September 5, 2008 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

Think small urban farms on unused plots of land or the 5000 ha of rooftop space in Toronto… Or other cities! (5000 ha = 2500 x 2 ha small farms)

Think space intensive, vertical growing systems!

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A 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39 an acre.
In contrast, a four-acre family farm nets, on average, $1,400 per acre.
Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. With oil prices on the rise, growing food without petroleum-based pesticides/fertilizers, and delivering that food to local markets will quickly prove to be the most affordable food available.
Source: New York Times
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_12216.cfm

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