Organic Farming Improves Species Biodiversity

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:15

A new paper by Lindsay Turnbull shows that organic farming increases species richness by about 30%.

The study was a meta-analysis that compared biodiversity under organic and conventional farming methods, mainly in Europe and North America. The authors note that more studies need to be carried in the Developing World to see if the same results would apply.

Photo of an organic sheep farm in Oxfordshire from Flickr by Aziez Ahmed Chawdhary.

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