Originally Answered: what would happen if all of America switched to organic?
first off, that is NOT possible because switching to organic farming would reduce the amount of crops and livestock that are grown for human consumption (not just for food, but for clothing, etc..)
also, going organic would be very difficult if not near impossible for livestock because of the vaccinations needed to keep the livestock healthy and free from diseases (like rabies)
comparing the consequences to the benefits, the consequences would out-weight the benefits overwhelmingly. like i mentioned with vaccinations with livestock to prevent rabies, there's no way to prevent that disease "organically" and with certain pests and diseases with crops, you need chemicals (pesticides and herbicides) and fertilizers to keep the crops healthy. and one problem with the soil that will ruin a crop really quick is the nematode- the cost of getting rid of that soil pest organically would cost a LOT LOT LOT LOT more than if done with chemicals.
and, due to not using chemicals and fertilizers, crops and livestock would suffer- they wouldn't be as healthy and how much the crop would produce would GREATLY decrease too
also, agriculture is the backbone of the USA, so if every farmer in the USA switched to organic farming, there would me MILLIONS of people who would be jobless because of the MANY jobs that would be shut down due to the switch. the average person doesn't believe this, but for every 7 people, 1 person (maybe even more depending on where you live) will be involved in ag., so by cutting out the chemical plants and fertilizer plants, ect.. many people would be jobless, and think about it, if that happened (switching to orgnaic) that would worsen the economic situation that we're in now
BigNorsk -- everything is NOT organic now, organic is not that common in the ag. industry
and if the whole USA switched to 'organic' farming, i know at LEAST 100 people where i live who would be out of a job.. you and/or your parents probably would be too... ag. isn't just about farming
really the only people who should answer this is if they acutally know a good bit about ag. (like have farming in their family or something) but oh well..