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UK's Prince Charles Thinks Public Should Know More About Benefits Of Organic Farming

July 28, 2011: 07:04 PM EST
Prince Charles decried consumers' lack of understanding of the benefits of organic and sustainable farming and acknowledged that despite his 20-year campaign for organic food products through his Duchy Originals food line, consumers still do not grasp the benefits of organic farming, or understand the risks posed by conventional farming. Of particular concern is consumer reluctance to pay more for a superior product. UK pig farmers struggle to compete with those that have lower welfare stands and high operating costs is forcing them to use genetically modified soy from South America for feeds, although some farms purchase local feeds resources when they can afford it. He also pointed to the "perversion of the subsidies system" that causes consumers to pay more for organic farm produce  although organic farming brings other benefits.
 
 
Louise Gray, "Prince Charles calls for better understanding of benefits of organic farming", Telegraph, UK, July 28, 2011, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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