organic farming

organic farming

Transitional organic certification for US farmers

A new transitional certification programme for products from farmers who are in the process of becoming organic has been launched in the US. Using standards developed by Organic Trade Association (OTA), the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide certification and oversight to producers who are in transition to organic. It is expected that this […]

January 20, 2017 Continue Reading

Organic farms attract more species, more pollinators

One of the significant environmental benefits of organic farming has been strongly supported by a study by Oxford University which found that, on average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms. The researchers conducted an analysis of 94 studies published over the past 30 years, comparing biodiversity under both […]

February 5, 2014 Continue Reading

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