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Biodiversity Thrives On Organic Farms

February 5, 2014

Researchers at Oxford University found that organic farms support greater biodiversity in their immediate environment. After studying data from organic farm reports dating back to 1989 and re-analyzing the data using satellite imagery, they found that there was greater species richness on organic farms as compared to conventional farms. Species richness refers to how many different species there are but doesn’t have anything to do with the actual number of organisms. Researchers found that species richness was even greater if the land area surrounding the organic farm was more intensely and conventionally farmed.

[ Read the Article: Biodiversity Benefits Greatly From Organic Farming ]