Farm Table says:
This article from the United Kingdom covers food production vs. biodiversity and comparing organic and conventional agriculture.
Key points were as follows:
- The right balance is important between sustainable farming practices and the environment to ensure the environment is not damaged in the process of food production.
- This article specifically discusses winter cereal crops in England in both organic and conventional farming practices.
- Five out of eight species of plants and insects examined were adversely affected by both conventional and organic farming practices, with neither having a more severe impact than the other.
- During the study, the crop yield was 54% higher in the conventional farm than the organic farm.
- Therefore, improvements in biodiversity require a reduction in crop yield.
- Results will vary with different landscapes, soil types and climatic conditions.