Conventional wisdom is that organic farming is niche, potentially unsustainable, and only a curiosity. The majority of the food grown that has helped alleviate hunger have come from small farms, not corporate factory operations. And,
“organic farming is somewhere between 22 percent and 35 percent more profitable for farmers than conventional” – Mother Jones
Some of that is attributed to higher prices for the ‘niche’ product; but even when the price premium is only 5%, organic is still a better way to grow.