Organic farming is better as it has zero tolerance to genetically modified (GM) crops
GM crops have proved their safety and worth over the seven years since they have been widely grown. However, organic farming exercises a zero-tolerance approach towards GM crops.
The Soil Association, one of the UK's two organic accreditation organisations believes that scientists are still a very long way from truly understanding the way the genes of living things work. It says that the effects of changing the make-up of genes are unknown and untested and no one knows what the long-term health implications of GM food will be.
By providing non GM food, organic farming provides the western consumer with a choice but is non GM/organic farming the practical option worldwide?