Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rodale Institute's report on side-by-side conventional vs organic Farming Systems Trial (FST) over 30 year period

http://rodaleinstitute.org/assets/FSTbooklet.pdf
Rodale Institute's report on side-by-side conventional vs organic
Farming Systems Trial (FST) over 30 year period.

Quick summary points:
1. Organic yields match conventional yields.
2. Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought.
3. Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic
matter, making it a more sustainable system.
4. Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient.
5. Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases.
6. Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional.

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