For more sustainable agricultural systems, a total makeover is needed

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While new technology and new methods have definitely helped increase productivity on the farm, scientists insist that a redesign is needed. By introducing more organic farming and grass-fed productions into agriculture, and by changing policy incentives, the nation’s agricultural system would be better equipped to deal with several environmental impacts such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource issues.

A group of scientists, including a team at the University of California, Davis and Washington State University, call for a reform in the United States agricultural system in a policy paper published in the journal, Science.

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