This is certainly good news for people who eat: organic and sustainable food production is just as good – or even better – than the standard factory farming setup.
After an initial decline in yields during the first few years of transition, Rodale Institute claims the organic system soon rebounded to match or surpass the conventional system. Over time, FST became a comparison between the long term potential of the two systems.
*Organic yields match conventional yields.
*Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought. Organic fields increased groundwater recharge and reduced run-off.