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bodger

Organic?

Here's a short report which suggests that farms which are run organically play host to a more diverse amount of wildlife than those that aren't. I'm sure that most of us already believe this to be the case.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32781136

Just one point. As I understand things, The Soil Association still have the monopoly on the use of the term 'organic' as part of a trade name.
sod

And 'they' have only just worked this out or just want their name in print  
rhino

Apparently an extensive research project has discovered breathing air can prevent suffocation.  
sod

rhino wrote:
Apparently an extensive research project has discovered breathing air can prevent suffocation.  


and it only cost one million with morereserch to follow  
Rena

rhino wrote:
Apparently an extensive research project has discovered breathing air can prevent suffocation.  


Seriously??! (... Couldn't resist.... )
bodger

If you think that there are loads of people out there studying the blinking obvious, it makes you wonder when they get down to look at the serious stuff.
If you don't use pesticides and herbicides, then just about everything gets a chance to grow. Maybe not your crops, but just about everything else.
British Red

bodger wrote:
If you think that there are loads of people out there studying the blinking obvious, it makes you wonder when they get down to look at the serious stuff.
If you don't use pesticides and herbicides, then just about everything gets a chance to grow. Maybe not your crops, but just about everything else.


You make a good point. I could make the point too that "growing vegetables wipes out wildlife". Round here, you can see a hundred acres of cabbages where nothing else lives. The regular spraying with pesticides to keep off the caterpillars and large whites kills all insect life, which in turn means there are no birds, small mammals or food chain.

Contrast this with pasture fields in the same area where there are weeds and wild flowers, hedgerows for nesting, insects living on the flowers and grasses and a whole up stream ecosystem.

No real point other than "having mixed pasture benefits wildlife"

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