Williams, A G; Audsley, E and Sandars, D L (2006) Energy and environmental burdens of organic and non-organic agriculture and horticulture. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 19-23.
Production of 10 major commodities in England and Wales was studied using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Organic and non-organic (contemporary conventional) systems were compared. Organic production was generally less energy consuming, except for poultry meat, eggs and tomatoes. Environmental burdens, such as global warming potential or eutrophication were often greater per unit of production from organic than non-organic systems.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), agricultural commodities, energy, environmental burdens, nitrous oxide|
|Subjects:|| Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management|
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
|Research affiliation:|| UK > Other organizations|
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
|Deposited By:||MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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