What do you call organic or non-organic?
I don't agree with the black and white definition of "organic vs non-organic", what I mean is not all non-organic methods are equal.
I don't see anything wrong with using traditional farming methods, ie: fertiliser, and pesticide for food production. The known carcinogenic sprays are banned in this country already.
But I do not agree with GE seeds and seed patents for example (non-organic).
At the moment I don't see anything wrong with farming in New Zealand using traditional methods.
What will change the industry to a more "Americanised model" is an increase in land value, and land value will increase the more we open it up to foreign ownership. For most farmers farming is a lifestyle, but a large increase in farming land value would lead to more farming "investors", who do not understand farming at all and want their 10% return every year without fail, but they don't want to spend the money when it needs to be spent.
If we want to see factory farming and GM farming in New Zealand all we have to do is open up the market to foreign ownership, and the rest will take care of itself.