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High energy efficiency on organic farms

Oct 08, 2013

Describing the differences in energy consumption between organic and conventional farms, a study by Professor Dalgaard of Aarhus University concludes that conversion to organic from conventional farming typically results in lower total fossil energy use. Although the research also found reduced production per area of agricultural land in organic systems, these reductions were outweighed by [...]

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Organic production of citrus is more sustainable and cost effective

Jul 22, 2013

A study out of Sicily analyzing the sustainability of organic versus conventional orange and lemon orchards found that organic management has better environmental and energy performance than their conventional counterparts. Researchers used a lifecycle assessment to examine the production cycle over 50 years, focusing on energy use, environmental impacts, and economic analyses. In addition to [...]

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Organic Farming is Energy Efficient

Aug 11, 2011

By Lynel Shreve   Here in Boulder, Colorado, the summer temperatures are finally beginning their slow descent from the highs of July. If you are like me, and use an AC unit for the summer blasts, this is a wonderful time of the year because you know something else will also be decreasing: your energy [...]

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