What are the Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture?

The study revealed that organic farming has the potential to not only reduce carbon dioxide but also slow down the climate change process.

Research studies have revealed that organic farming can eliminate about 500 million pounds of pesticides and chemicals from entering into the environment annually.

The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in one of their reports suggested that organic crops and organic dairying use 35% and 74% less energy respectively than their conventionally grown counterparts.

The nitro release negatively impacts biodiversity and pollutes the water bodies. In contrast, organic farming does not lead to such nitrogen run-off due to a lack of dependence on synthetic nitrogen-based chemicals.

Organic methods ensure that the soil is healthier and more useful, with its carbon and nitrogen cycle well balanced. Additionally, due to the significant retention of beneficial bacteria, the natural nitrogen fixation in the soil also gets a boost.