I completely agree with you. Market forces combined with technological adaptations that maintain 'organic' status (i.e. taking advantage of vertical space and urban landscapes) can easily make up for this lost efficiency.
Alcatel-Lucent, the old Bell Labs
Companies can NOT simply add 'organic' as a label their product. It does mean something and can be used if the product does not meet specific criteria.
If you want to claim: "Organic" (or a similar statement):
Your product: Must contain at least 95% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt.
Must not contain added sulfites.
May contain up to 5% of:
1. non-organically produced agricultural ingredients which are not commercially available in organic form; and/or
2. other substances allowed by 7 CFR 205.605.
Your label MUST:
Show an ingredient statement.
List the organic ingredients as "organic" when other organic labeling is shown.
1 Water and salt included as ingredients must not be identified as organic. (IS)
Show below the name and address of the handler (bottler, distributor, importer, manufacturer, packer, processor, etc.) of the finished product, the statement:
"Certified organic by ___" or similar phrase, followed by the name of the Certifying Agent. Certifying Agent seals may not be used to satisfy this requirement. (IP)
Your label MAY show:
The term "Organic" to modify the product name. (PDP/IP/OP)
"X% organic" or "X% organic ingredients." (PDP/IP/OP)
The USDA Organic seal and/or certifying agent seal(s). (PDP/OP)
The certifying agent business/Internet address or telephone number. (IP)
1 To identify an ingredient as organically produced, in the ingredients statement, use the word, "organic" in conjunction with the name of the ingredient, or an asterisk or other reference mark which is defined below the ingredient statement.