Everyone knows that organic farming is good for the environment, right? Well, many think so because organics don’t use chemical pesticides, but it appears some are beginning to take a second look at organic farming because of its contribution to – you guessed it, global warming! Organic farming, you see, requires more ploughing to control weeds than modern high-tech farming, and this tillage of the land increases CO2 emissions significantly. When you also consider that expanding organic farming means there will be a need for a lot more animal manure as fertilizer, and animal manure of course comes from greenhouse gas emitting cows, you can readily see why not everyone is chomping at the notion of eating all natural.

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