[permaculture] Cornell Organic Study!

Will Carey cure at rtinet.com
Mon Aug 15 13:35:37 EDT 2005


Great study here on Organic Farming & Environment.....


> Organic farming produces same corn and soybean yields as conventional farms,
> but consumes less energy and no pesticides, study finds Susan S. Lang Cornell
> University, July 13, 2005 [via agnet]
> ITHACA, N.Y. -- Organic farming produces the same yields of corn and soybeans
> as does conventional farming, but uses 30 percent less energy, less water and
> no pesticides, a review of a 22-year farming trial study concludes.
> David Pimentel, a Cornell University professor of ecology and agriculture,
> concludes, "Organic farming offers real advantages for such crops as corn and
> soybeans." Pimentel is the lead author of a study that is published in the
> July issue of Bioscience (Vol. 55:7) analyzing the environmental, energy and
> economic costs and benefits of growing soybeans and corn organically versus
> conventionally. The study is a review of the Rodale Institute Farming Systems
> Trial, the longest running comparison of organic vs. conventional farming in
> the United States.


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