Southern California's Organic Farming Pros and Cons
6 pages in length. Contemporary society is clamoring for organic foods in light of all the reports revealing the level of pesticide contamination and herbicide degradation that has appeared in recent food supplies. Southern California farmers are no different in their desire to please the rest of the country, which is why many distributors are incorporating organic farming into their techniques. In order to meet such a demand, however, some farmers throughout southern California are jumping on the organic bandwagon without first applying the concepts of organic farming, which inevitably precludes them from addressing pertinent issues in a proactive way, such as pesticides and water supply. Securing a labor force willing to engage in the physical demands of organic farming is yet another problem faced by southern California organic farmers, inasmuch as immigrant workers are, for the most part, not educated in relation to alternative growing methods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.