The National Organic Standards Board of the United States of America defines organic agriculture as: "An ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony". The word “organic farming” was coined by Lord Northbourne (an English agriculturist) in his book ‘Look to the Land’ way back in 1940.
Science on the Land
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- The Lough Erne Declaration
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- 2013 National Pollinator Week June 17 to 23
- Sorting Out Patent Law
- Historic fisheries deal secured by UK government
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