Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some Facts on Organic Farming

The Rodale Institute’s 30-year
Farming Systems Trial report 
(1.3mb PDF)
Facts from the 30-year study:
  • Organic yields match conventional yields.
  • Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought.
  • Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system.
  • Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient.
  • Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases.
  • Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional.
Read more here.

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