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This is a very concise look into the differences of organic and conventional farming practices. Thanks for posting it. Organic certification is entirely about creating and following a system plan, logging input applications and maintaining data on the substances used for pest management. An organic lifestyle/philosophy is something that some certified farmers adopt, however pursuit of organic certification is not an assurance that a farmer has made the philosophical leap. By far and away the best farms (coffee or otherwise) I have visited are run by people who have embraced the lifestyle fully and are not simply following the almighty dollar or doing it out of peer-pressure obligations from neighbors or cooperative leaders. I agree that the largest threats posed by conventional pesticide and herbicide use related to coffee is limited to the watershed, wildlife and applicat...

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