02 Sep '11, 12am

Organic farming can be more profitable in the long-term: via @mongabay

Organic farming can be more profitable in the long-term: via @mongabay

Growing strawberries organically yields more nutritious fruit and healthier soil (11/08/2010) Strawberry plants grown on commercial organic farms yield higher-quality fruit and have healthier soil than those grown conventionally, according to a study published on 1 September in the journal PLoS One. The research suggests that sustainable farming practices can produce nutritious fruit, if farmers manage soil and its beneficial microbes properly. This is among the most comprehensive studies to investigate how conventional and organic farming methods affect both fruit and soil quality. Could forest conservation payments undermine organic agriculture? (09/07/2010) Forest carbon payment programs like the proposed reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism could put pressure on wildlife-friendly farming techniques by increasing the need to intensify a...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0901-hance_organic_money.html

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