Review: Many shades of gray – The context-dependent performance of organic agriculture

The benefits of organic agriculture are widely debated. Although some promote it as a solution to our sustainable food security challenges, others condemn it as a backward and romanticized version of agriculture that would lead to hunger and environmental devastation.” Seufert and Ramankutty address these conflicting views through a systematic analysis of organic agriculture’s potential benefits and environmental performance (as affected by lower yields). This is an accessible and information-rich review particularly useful for students. Science Adv. 10.1126/sciadv.1602638