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Organic farming - stewardship for food security, food quality, environment and nature conservation

Schnug, E; Haneklaus, S; Rahmann, G and Walker, R (2006) Organic farming - stewardship for food security, food quality, environment and nature conservation. 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. 57-61.

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Conventional agriculture is associated with problems such as pesticide residues in soils and plants, contamination of meat with antibiotics and hormones, and eutrophication of water bodies. An alternative for consumers is the consumption of products from organic farming. Organic farming can contribute to environmental protection and nature conservation in many ways, for instance by improving soil porosity which yields higher infiltration rates and thus contributes significantly towards mitigating flooding peaks. It is the objective of this contribution to provide a holistic appraisal of what organic farming is going to deliver.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, authenticity, earthworm, ecobalance, flooding, sustainability
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Crop and Soil Science
UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10179
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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