Agro-ecological farming, a viable alternative . . .
The Organic way: Organic and Agro-ecological farming is a viable and necessary alternative to unsustainable mono culture ways of producing food. Modern monoculture farming uses more petroleum than any other single industry. More energy is now used to manufacture synthetic fertilizers than to till, cultivate and harvesting of crops. Manufacturing petroleum-based synthetic fertilizer is now responsible for 5% of total world fossil fuel consumption.