Noted without comment: “The output of land when growing organic food or supporting ‘organic animals’ is approximately half the usual yield. This is why organic food is often twice the price of ordinary food. The world could never feed itself this way. The growing methods may differ, but there is no scientific way, known to even our own Food Standards Agency, of distinguishing between organic and conventional foodstuffs. So what is magic about them?”

Lord Vinson, Member of the British Parliament
Writing to London’s Daily Telegraph on May 5, 2001