Friday, January 25, 2013

Organic Farming and a Sustainable Food System

How does organic farming contribute to environmental sustainability and food security worldwide? 

"Organic farming has the potential to contribute to sustainable food security by improving nutrition intake and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas, while simultaneously reducing vulnerability to climate change and enhancing biodiversity." Organic farming also consumes much less fossil energy than conventional farming techniques do. Furthermore, it increases and sustains biodiversity. 

To learn more about the link between organic farming, sustainability and food security, read the following interesting report by the Worldwatch Institute: 

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