A well written and informative update by Rodale Institute on their Farming Systems Trial comparing organic and conventional farming methods. Some interesting statistics on the benefits of organic methods and great information on the importance of soil health.
“It all starts with the soil. Healthier soils hold more water, giving plants a leg up during periods of drought. Healthy soil also binds together better, preventing soil erosion and runoff into waterways. Because organic systems don’t use chemical inputs, toxins stay out of the environment and fewer fossil fuels are used.”