Organic farming is more resistant to drought

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You may have noticed that our newsletter often deals with agriculture.

The reasons are known, but it may be useful to recall them: traditional farming – with its wastes and diseconomies – is one of the main deteriorating factors of our planet.

Luckily enough, a solution could be already on the way, but there is still a lot to do, in terms of research.

Attention should be paid to the activities of the Rodale Institute which, by the way, is the oldest organic research institute in the United States (founded in 1947). Among other things, the communication strategy of the Rodale Institute is excellent, clear and effective. Just visit their website to have a complete set of information on organic products.

Of course the site also gives practical advice and helps in a concrete way who, for example, wants to shift from traditional to organic farming. In recent years the Rodale Institute carried out a large number of trials on agricultural systems and made comparisons between organic and traditional farming, lately including  the GMOs.

Data have been collected on yields, economic parameters, nutrition, soil health and energy. We remind that organic farming forbids the use of synthetic products and promotes the conservation of soil fertility. Among the research results, we has been surprised by the fact that organic agriculture is more resistant to drought.

Given the ongoing global warming and the fact that many areas of the planet are at risk of desertification, this information is a further incentive to adopt organic farming techniques.

To find out more, you may visit the website of  SINAB (Italian National Information System on Organic Farming) and the one of the Rodale Institute: www.rodaleinstitute.org  

So: organic is better? It is logical.