May 9th, 2011
Prince Charles might seem like an unlikely champion for organic farming. But Iâ€™ll embrace reason wherever I find it.
During a recent talk at Georgetown University, the prince extolled the virtues of organic farming over conventional farming, because it doesnâ€™t destroy the soil with chemicals. He pointed out that our current methods of blasting crops with chemicals are endangering our ability to continue to even grow crops; which doesnâ€™t make sense ecologically or economically.
Hereâ€™s his quote from the Des Moines Register: â€śCapitalism ultimately depends on capital but our capital ultimately depends on the health of natureâ€™s capital,â€ť the prince said. â€śWhether we like it or not the two are inseparable.â€ť