The aim of organic farming is to maximize the natural nutrition and minimize chemical barriers to food production.
A new study of peanuts and wheat crops, on the contrary, suggests that organic farming is bad for climate, as they occupy a lot of places.
This creates a team of international researchers to further reduce degradation of woods and reduce carbon emissions from the air and retain it on the planet.
But obviously, this study is limited to just a few areas in one region, so it is too soon to make a large-scale industry declaration.
During the study, a group of scientists is focused on the development of organic peanuts and wheat farms in Sweden.
First of all, because the fertilizers are not used, organic peas sprout more non-organic legumes than crops, depending on how they are used.
According to researchers from the Chalmers Technology University in Sweden, Stephen Wisenius, "Our research has increased the climate of organic peanuts in Sweden by 50 percent more than traditional peasants.
"There is even a big difference in some foodstuffs, for example, the difference between organic Swedish winter wheat is around 70 percent."
The team has developed the "Carbon Expenditure" metric for mapping carbon dioxide emissions for certain types of land use to assess carbon footprint. For organic farms this ratio is behind the non-organic economy.
According to researchers, previous studies have examined how carbon and hydrocarbons in plants and soil will affect the environmental impact of an organic farmer.
Organic meat and dairy products are also likely to be affected, as research has shown that these animals are fed organic food – grown on farms, which occupy a lot of places.
However, the study did not examine the meat and milk in any detail, so the hypothesis is right now. Researchers also note the advantages of organic agriculture – the improvement of animal welfare and the most sustainable form of agriculture, the use of the least energy.
And the team does not mean organic farmers need to stop at the earliest opportunity, but they need to be carefully considered.
This issue can also be spread to biofuels, which is needed to produce more land than typical fuel.
"The type of nutrition is important," says Versenus. "For example, it is better to eat organic beans or organic chickens, than to eat a conditionally-priced cow."
"Organic food has several advantages than traditional food-based … but if you look at the impact of the climate, our study of organic food is a far worse alternative."
The study also notes that pigs, chickens, fish and eggs are less likely to affect the environment than beef or lamb.
Due to many factors affecting food production and its environment, it may be difficult to share myth regarding organic farming.
But even more rigorous data on the advantages and disadvantages of this sustainable approach to agriculture can be well-informed about our decisions.
This issue is a key issue in Sweden, and the government strives to expand organic farming. Researchers say that these policy decisions affect climate worldwide.
"Land use in agriculture is largely due to carbon monoxide emissions due to land degradation," Vassenuss explains.
"World food production is regulated by international trade, so how do we affect the tropics in Sweden on the damaging of trees, if we use those small quantities of food, we will indirectly contribute more to the replacement of forests in other parts of the world."
The study was announced Nature.