Differences tabulated. In columns. And marked by me. I’ll start above the fold with an excerpt:
The main distinctions are between a system that tends toward domination and one that strives for harmony; between that which seeks to specialize and that which promotes diversity; between promoting competition and seeking community and cooperation; and between that which is defined by values of speed, quantity, and profit and that defined by values of permanence, quality, and beauty. One prefers mechanistic identity, that is, the other ecological.
Here is the full table, as reproduced from Thomas Lyson’s (2008) article, “Agriculture of the Middle: Lessons Learned from Civic Agriculture,” in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle, Thomas A. Lyson, G. W. Stevenson and Rick Welsh, eds. 165-178, on 172 (MIT).* Yes, now I need to go to the library and scan a clean copy.
*Lyson, who wrote the well-received book Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community in 2004 but unfortunately passed away in 2006, compiled the table from Beus & Dunlap (1990), “Conventional versus alternative agriculture: the paradigmatic roots of the debate,” Rural Sociology 55:590-616