In early 2019, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published an interesting study related to the effects of organic agriculture on the Earth’s climate. In January 2019, Stefan Wirsenius, a professor of environmental sciences, published a study concluded that organic food production has a worse impact on the climate as compared to conventional farming methods.

The approach is based on the argument that organic food requires a larger area of ​​land, so it contributes more to deforestation. The data source was statistics on total production in Sweden — yields per hectare for organic versus conventional agriculture for 2013-2015.

Findings in Sweden showed that yields from organic food per hectare were much lower – mainly because there was no fertilizer used. Thus, a much larger area of ​​land was needed to produce organic food with the same amount of that produced by a conventional method.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/organic-farming-and-climate-change/

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