Director General of the European Commission, Wolfgang Burtscher, has recently announced that organic farming is more feasible for the environment in the long-run. By 2030, the commission plans for 25% of all EU farmland to be organic. Not only will this help the biodiversity of the area, but it will also provide consumers with healthier produce. Also, Burtscher believes that grazing livestock can have a beneficial impact on biodiversity despite reports of the contrary. Overall, the EU is very seriously taking part in saving the environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Organic farming comes down to making biodiversity possible. Although it may not be easy, it is very important for the environment.
  • Although we need to make enough food for 9 billion people, we have to make sure the environment is live-able.
  • Livestock can be really important for bio-diversity but extensive livestock can start to bring unwanted problems. It’s about finding a balance.

“The commission’s biodiversity strategy says that 25% of EU farm land must be under organics by 2030.”

Read more: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/organic-farming-more-sustainable-in-environmental-terms-550360

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