European Biodiversity Strategy supports organic farming

European Biodiversity Strategy supports organic farming

“To provide space for wild animals, plants, pollinators and natural pest regulators, there is an urgent need to bring back at least 10% of agricultural area under high-diversity landscape features. These include, inter alia, buffer strips, rotational or non-rotational fallow land, hedges, non-productive trees, terrace walls and ponds,” the European Biodiversity Strategy reads.

All these elements are systematically sacrificed for the sake of industrial monocultures, even though they have a crucial value in absorbing atmospheric carbon, avoiding soil erosion and degradation, and filtering the air and water. In these respects, organic farming is the way forward. In 2018, 7.5% of agricultural land in the EU was farmed organically, covering a total of 13.4 million hectares. Over the next ten years, the Commission wants to bring this figure up to at least 25%, a fact that also bodes well for the economy as this model generates 10-20% more jobs per hectare. (source: lifegate.com)

Each of us plays a crucial role with our daily choices: choosing organic food improves human, animal and planetary health, helps bees and pollinating insects.

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