Annual Benefit Dinner


Organic Seed to Shelf

When you buy organic, can be assured of it's integrity from seed to shelf.

The Organic Network

Facebook Twitter YouTube feed-icon

Stay in the Loop

Subscribe Here

  • Did You Know?
    Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
    sources listed here

Organic farming reduces risk of antibiotic contamination in Chinese vegetable greenhouses

Oct 03, 2016
Photo credit: Vicky Brock

Photo credit: Vicky Brock

A recent large-scale study published in the journal Chemosphere found that soils in greenhouses used for organic vegetable production across China are significantly less likely to be contaminated with antibiotic residues than are conventional soils. Scientists collected 164 soil samples from greenhouses and open farmland. The soil samples were tested for 17 target antibiotics. Antibiotic levels were higher in greenhouses than open cropland due to the intensive application of manures for fertilization. While residues were found in all greenhouse soils, organic soils had significantly fewer antibiotic residues than conventional greenhouses.

Hot Science
Comments are closed.