19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



12 August 2020
New US study on glyphosate and organic diets

Glyphosate levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic

30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Biodiversity studies confirm organic benefits

Category: News
8 March 2011

OCW has published a review, written by ORC staff, of the scientific literature on the biodiversity impacts of organic farming. The published studies confirm a wide range and number of positive effects (62 out of 82 studies) with very few negative effects (6 out of 82 studies). The report outlines some generally accepted reasons for the impacts of organic farming and discusses some methodological issues associated with the research. The report also provides summaries of the research papers.

Read the whole report.

Keywords: Organic benefits biodiversity

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