Talk:Organic farming

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The first picture in the article (World map of organic agriculture (hectares)) is one of the worst charts I've ever seen. Just because it was used in a paper doesn't mean it's a good reference for the average viewer. Surely a pie chart showing hectares of organic farms by country or something would be better? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:06, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Update an important new study on environmental impacts[edit]

I rewrote another version of the text based on the cleanness of the content and clarity of the text after the previous revert by Diannaa. I have tried my best to fully describe the content and meaning that the latest research is aimed at. I cannot write more briefly because it will not be able to fully convey what the most important research shows. Hopefully these new updates to my article will become useful and please anyone who looks the most carefully before changing my latest content. I also thank those who discovered the mistake in my previous edits, and thanks all you guys very much because Wiki will not become a useful encyclopedia that is accurate and clean. If it doesn't have the presence of all of you guys. I have contributed a detailed supplement to a latest and very important study, so before canceling my text. Please observe and read carefully. I wrote it all down at Diannaa's request. I will accept it if the Diannaa administrator reviews my update and if she finds a mistake she can delete it. But I will not accept if someone erases my contribution but I have done it for a lot of hours with just a simple mouse-click. Enrico Vandenberg (talk) 14:44, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

I have cleaned up the latest addition so that it meets our requirements from a copyright point of view. However the material has repeatedly been removed for reasons other than copyright issues, and my cleanup should not be considered an endorsement of the current version. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:51, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank Diannaa! But it seems like I have added a huge weight of text and I have also emphasized an issue too much. So you can help me check another version for the new text. I plan to cut them all down to 2 sentences. I will write it here, if you agree... If you feel it's okay, please publish it on my behalf. Anyway, you have seen all the sources that I offer. From those sources you can write into the most perfect paragraph and add to the Wikipedia. Then I will learn from it to improve! Hope you help me, Dianna I will be very grateful you! :) Enrico Vandenberg (talk) 11:07, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
I can check any new version for copyright suitability but you have to take responsibility for your own edits. I am not going to add anything on your behalf, because to do so might be considered an endorsement of your addition. Per the WP:BRD cycle, since your content has repeatedly been removed as not being a good addition to this page, you need to make a case here at to why it should be included, and not keep repeatedly adding it when other editors believe it does not belong here. This is true even for any shortened version of a couple sentences. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:22, 26 December 2018 (UTC
As I wrote on your talk page, 2 (referenced) sentences maximum is a reasonable approach to including a new study, though you will still need to get consensus here as to whether the study should be added at all at this time. WP:SCIRS is relevant here, and emphasizes the importance of review articles over individual studies.Dialectric (talk) 18:48, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Yet another important new study on environmental impacts[edit]

Actually importance unknown, haven't read it. Culled from an article which was confusing one of the authors with a guy in another continent who died long before this guy was born, so I´m not the only guy not to read it.[1] 08:28, 30 October 2019 (UTC)Leo Breman (talk)


  1. ^ Hansen, B., Alrøe, H.F., Kristensen, E.S., 2001. Approaches to assess the environmental impact of organic farming with particular regard to Denmark. Agric. Ecosys. Environ. 83, 11–26.

Genetic modification section clarification[edit]

Hi, I'm the user who has been making changes to the "Genetic modification" section. I'm interested in the minority view that accepts transgenic technology in organic farming. I think Adamchak and Ronald's view is a bit more nuanced and shouldn't be folded into the previous sentence, but I'm not sure about the best way to break it up. I tried once with "point out" not knowing about that policy, sorry about that. Would a different phrasing like:

"...agricultural researchers Luis Herrera-Estrella and Ariel Alvarez-Morales continue to advocate integration of transgenic technologies into organic farming as the optimal means to sustainable agriculture, particularly in the developing world, as do organic farmer Raoul Adamchak and geneticist Pamela Ronald, who argue..."


"...agricultural researchers Luis Herrera-Estrella and Ariel Alvarez-Morales continue to advocate integration of transgenic technologies into organic farming as the optimal means to sustainable agriculture, particularly in the developing world. Additionally, organic farmer Raoul Adamchak and geneticist Pamela Ronald write..."

be more acceptable?

I also want to avoid seeming to give undue weight to this point of view, as I know it's the minority side. To avoid cluttering the history with edits that will be reverted, I want to get it right the first time. Thanks! (talk) 20:24, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Copy to other page[edit]

--אלכסנדר סעודה (talk) 17:05, 19 December 2019 (UTC)


Hello all! I am a new Wikipedian and I wanted to see if it would be a good idea to make the Tools section more comprehensive, but I don't want to overstep. Thank you and have a nice day.Jrcarrol (talk) 19:36, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

On-topic improvements and expansion of sections is welcome as long as you have references that support the additions, and those references are WP:RS. This is true nearly everywhere on wikipedia, though on some controversial or well-developed pages it is best practice to post your proposed changes to the talk page first for comment. Dialectric (talk) 14:50, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Hello! I have made edits to the Regional support for organic farming section by adding a United States of America subsection to help broaden that section. I hope this edit adds value to the article as a whole. Cheers! Jrcarrol (talk) 21:47, 12 December 2020 (UTC)