Per unit of land, organic farming is better for biodiversity than conventional farming
For[edit | edit source]
- According to a 2005 meta-analysis, "Organic farming usually increases species richness, having on average 30% higher species richness than conventional farming systems".
Against[edit | edit source]
- The 2005 meta-analysis states that "However, the results were variable among studies, and 16% of them actually showed a negative effect of organic farming on species richness. We therefore divided the data into different organism groups and according to the spatial scale of the study."
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- Comparisons of the relative impacts of organic and conventional agricultural systems on biodiversity are inconclusive
- The impact of organic farming on the environment is mixed