Buying organic isn't just about, consuming produce clean of toxic residue, and often higher nutritional content. it's also not just about reducing environmental runoff and toxic residue, as well as water conservation.
No it's much more than that. We live in such a beautiful world, that has been perfectly designed over billions of years to support a vast array of organisms. The design is full of delicate detail and beautiful interactions between plants, animals, soil, and atmosphere to create a wonderful, mutually beneficial co- existence between all of the organisms and elements.
Although, in the grand picture, of course nothing is entirely lost, and the earth is an accompilation of vast elements ever changing and ever renewing. So some sort of evolution will go on completely despite human activity.
However, the amount of time that it has taken to arrive at the level of diversity on eath today, is a decent amount! In a few short generations, human kind has eradicated much of life on earth, and with the current trends, will only continue to demise the quality of life until we all perish in these human/ animal forms.
So of course it is what it is. Life is beautiful regardless of the outcome. However, if its possible to do something, to enhance our quality of living while we are still here. Why not try?
Conventional agriculture is dependent on fossil energy, machines that till the soil, machines that extract nutrients for farms from mines, machines that transport nutrients, companies that develop gmo seeds to tolerate changing weather conditions and toxic soils, laboratories creating toxic man made chemicals - incapable of biodegrading as far as we understand, poisons for 'weeds', 'pests' and essentially human beings whether we admit it or not.
The soil is composed of various nutrients, in an undisturbed forest environment, all nutrients are recycled. There are no nutrient deficiencies in the soil or plants or the people who live off of these natural forests.
In a plowed tilled, fertilized soil. Nutrients leach out through irrigation, are taken away via crop residues, are burned into the atmosphere, are bound up by the chemical additives we add to the soil. Our conventional farming system is deficient of nutrients. Not only that, the west, primarily Europe and USA use of soil nutrient additives-- Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium-- have experienced an unhealthy buildup of these nutrients in the soils and the water. Leading to many environmental issues. As the west sees destruction, so do places where we have harvested all of these excess nutrients, for example, in Africa. As many of the nutrient fertilizers are harvested from Africa, the net negative nutrient balance for Africa only gets worse. Soils appear to be a contributing factor in their impoverishment. We have stripped their land of nutrients, starving and depriving those who live there in essence.
Eating local organic foods... Better yet, homegrown or wild food which has no outside additives to the soil, is a human rights issue.
As well as animal rights, pro wildlife, life on earth. Etc. organic may not be perfect, but its leagues closer to a more sustainable world than our conventional system is.
This is only a very very small super summarized statement of reasons to not support conventional agriculture, inspired by, Nyle Brady and Ray Weil -- in their textbook, 'the nature and properties of soil.' Please research, don't blindly follow the newspapers vague articles that organic is not superior then Conventional. It holds no substance. Sustainable solutions will hopefully be our future. Time and our awareness will tell.