Friday, May 14, 2010

Organic Farms Not a Conservation Cure-All

"Organic farms have a lot going for them, but they probably won't solve all the world's food and conservation-related problems, suggests a new study.

In a detailed comparison between organic and conventional farms around England, researchers found that the diversity of wild plants and animals was just 12 percent higher on organic farms -- a much smaller difference than previous studies had led scientists to expect. At the same time, acre for acre, organic farms produced half the amount of crop yield."

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