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Organic Farming and the Energy Crisis: Saint or Sinner?

Philipps, Ms Lois and Bently-Fox, Miss Helen (2006) Organic Farming and the Energy Crisis: Saint or Sinner? Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

Food production systems are partially responsible for contributing to elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to the heavy reliance on fossil fuels and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Organic farming systems, however, strive to work so far as possible within closed systems, which attempt to use appropriate technologies and scarce resources sparingly. Drawing data from recent case studies this paper examines how close modern UK organic farming can come to these ideals. The paper will conclude with recommendations for the organic farming sector to deliver a food production system that will be required to operate within tighter economic, social and environmental constraints in the future.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Environmental aspects
"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 1: Research in sustainable systems
Deposited By: O'Brien, Josie
ID Code:7464
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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