The Rodale Institute of Kutztown, PA, recently completed a 15-year study comparing organic farming


The Rodale Institute of Kutztown, PA, recently completed a 15-year study comparing organic farming methods to commercial agricultural methods. Its findings, published in the November 11, 1998, issue of the journal Nature, showed that organic yields equaled commercial agricultural yields after only four years. The study also demonstrated that, in organic farming, the quality of the soil continues to improve; carbon dioxide emissions are reduced; and in periods of drought, organic fields are more resilient and can actually outperform the yield of commercial farm plots.

Source: Nature, November 11, 1998.

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