Study: Organic farming may be making ‘climate change’ worse
Analysis shows organic farming has increased carbon emissions per acre
Scientists blame the shift to large scale organic farming for the increase
They warn industrial organic farming has led to manure being imported and an increased use of organic pesticides and insecticides on the land
They say the original sustainable ideals of organic farming have been lost
It has a reputation for being better for us and the environment, but new research suggests organic food may actually be harming the planet.
Scientists have found that rather than reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released, organic farming may actually be increasing them.
They found the shift to large scale organic farming in order to meet growing demand for organic products in shops has led to an increase in emissions for each acre of land.
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