Does organic farming reduce environmental impacts?--a meta-analysis of European research.

@article{Tuomisto2012DoesOF,
  title={Does organic farming reduce environmental impacts?--a meta-analysis of European research.},
  author={Hanna Tuomisto and Ian David Hodge and Philip Riordan and David White Macdonald},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2012},
  volume={112},
  pages={
          309-20
        }
}
Organic farming practices have been promoted as, inter alia, reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture. This meta-analysis systematically analyses published studies that compare environmental impacts of organic and conventional farming in Europe. The results show that organic farming practices generally have positive impacts on the environment per unit of area, but not necessarily per product unit. Organic farms tend to have higher soil organic matter content and lower nutrient losses… CONTINUE READING
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