Organic farming uses more land than conventional agriculture to produce the same quantity of food
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- According to Our World in Data, in a meta-analysis of results of published organic-conventional comparisons across 742 agricultural systems over 90 unique foods, "Organic systems consistently perform worse in terms of land use, regardless of food type... the majority of conventional systems achieve a significantly higher yield as compared to organic systems. Therefore, to produce the same quantity of food, organic systems require a larger land area." The researchers Clark and Tillman found that "organic systems require 25%–110% more land use (p < 0.001; n = 37) ... than conventional systems per unit of food."