The myth of organic agriculture

https://doi.org/10.17221/43/2008-PPSCitation:Pacanoski Z. (2009): The myth of organic agriculture. Plant Protect. Sci., 45: 39-48.
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Although many people are convinced of the superiority of organic agriculture in any form, there are many negative aspects that follow this type of agricultural system. The productivity of organic cropping systems is considerably lower than that of conventional or integrated systems and leads to less land being available for non-agricultural uses such as wildlife habitats, has greater negative impacts on the environment, and reduced sustainability. The absence of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides does not necessarily lead to an ability to produce healthy and safe food in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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