Organic Farms Are Better For Wildlife

Organic farms are better for wildlife than those run conventionally, according to a study covering 180 farms in the UK. The organic farms were found to contain 85% more plant species, 33% more bats, 17% more spiders and 5% more birds. It was the largest ever survey of organic farming, according to the BBC News. "The exclusion of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers from organic is a fundamental difference between systems," the study says. Other key differences found on the organic farms included smaller fields, more grasslands and hedges that are taller, thicker and on average 71% longer. :: BBC News