The suggestion comes from leading UK organic adviser Lawrence Woodward, director of the Elm Farm Research Centre.
The centre was instrumental in the Prince of Wales’ decision to convert Duchy of Cornwall land to organic production in 1983 and have advised him ever since.Mr Woodward was in Jersey this week to deliver the Jersey Organic Association’s annual Lady Eve Balfour lecture.
He also met staff at the States Farm.
The association first brought Mr Woodward to Jersey in the late 1980s when he said the Island’s entire agricultural production should go organic.Mr Woodward said it was not too late and Jersey would have the advantage of seeing where others went wrong.
For the Island to reap the benefits of premium produce status, society and politicians would have to take a leap of faith.
Jersey produce has a worldwide reputation – with many consumers under the mistaken impression that production is entirely on organic principles – which could, he said, easily be taken a stage further.