The environmental benefits attributable to reduced chemical inputs, less soil erosion, water conservation, and improved soil organic matter and biodiversity were consistently greater in the organic systems than in the conventional systems.  Because of the healthier soil, organic farming reduces runoff and therefore creates a lower risk of polluting waterways. The absence of harmful pesticide and fertilizer sprays result in a cleaner atmosphere. Another environmental benefit of organic farming is the reduction of energy use. Some popular crops such as corn require nitrogen rich soil which is a high energy use product if farmed in conventional ways. Conventional farming achieves this by heavily spraying with nitrogen rich fertilizers. Energy calculations begin with the manufacture and transportation of these products. Organic farming achieves the nitrogen rich soil, instead, by using composted manure and the use of cover crops.

Around the world, every culture has at least one thing in common:  food.  Organic farming celebrates biodiversity and good health, and it removes harmful toxins from our environment and from our food.