It is not a small element either, recently, conversion of farmland from conventional to organic production has been happening at the rate of several million acres a year.
Ecological benefits aside, it also has a simple economic advantage since it does not require paying for expensive chemical fertilizers.
As raw materials for the chemical industries become scarce with the peak-oil scenario, the equation will be harder to ignore. At the same time, the infrastructure and knowledge base necessary for organic farming on a commercial scale is already being used and expanding worldwide.
Consumers have a role to play. Understanding that organic produce is better for one’s self and the environment, it is important to share this education and further its demand in order to establish an ethical demand controlling supply scenario.