“Current industrial farming methods are now too detached from natural processes. But when farming practises draw on the principles of the natural world, there’s really no limit to the productivity gains that can be achieved. Conventional science clearly has a lot of catching up to do, especially in the area of soil fertility.”
Then we wouldn’t have any problems, would we? We’d all be using organic farming methods exclusively because this would have that greater productivity. No one would use artificial fertilisers or anything else because to do so would lower output.
Our problem is that these organic methods are actually less productive than the industrial methods. Which is why people use them.
It’s analagous to all those numpties howling that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels. If this were so then renewables wouldn’t need any subsidies because we’d all switch over to using this cheaper method. Exactly our problem is that renewables are more expensive.