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traditional agriculture

A new GMO technique that organic farmers will love

Genetic engineering of plants can restore characteristics lost through traditional breeding.

Targeted action for biodiversity is also needed in organic agriculture

Organic farms without targeted measures to promote biodiversity, such as the creation of species-rich habitats, only harbour marginally more species than other farms.

The myth of ye olde family farm

The old family farm as a symbol of unbroken tradition and continuity is a modern myth. A couple of centuries ago, family estates were seen as a commodity, to be sold if the price was right.