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Australian organic vs conventional agriculture paper

Wood R, Lenzen M, Dey C and Lundie S (2006). A comparative study of some environmental impacts of conventional and organic farming in Australia, Agricultural Systems 89 324–348 is an Australian input-output analysis which concludes in favour of organic across a range of indicators (including GHGs).
Wood R, Lenzen M, Dey C and Lundie S (2006). A comparative study of some environmental impacts of conventional and organic farming in Australia, Agricultural Systems 89 324–348 is an Australian input-output analysis which concludes in favour of organic across a range of indicators (including GHGs). NOTE that since it’s an input-output analysis, emissions are expressed in terms of kg GHGs per Australian dollar. Since the value of organic goods tends to be higher, the dollar figure represents less edible output for the organic sector than the conventional one ie. on an emissions-per-volume of yield the difference would be less. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the smaller volumes, there still appears to be a significant discrepancy between organic and conventional. The report available here. (This is a pay service from ScienceDirect.)
 

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