Thomas Ramey Watson

Organic farming is better than conventional chemical farming

We’ll begin with the facts

On the first page of the report, there is a ‘FST Facts list’, which states that:

  • Organic yields match conventional yields
  • Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought
  • Organic farming systems build, rather than deplete, soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system
  • Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient than conventional farming
  • Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases than organic
  • Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional

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