It is definitely beneficial to biodiversity but regarding climate impact the answer is a bit more nuanced than that.
Calculating the climate impact of organic food production depends firstly on many parameters; secondly, how many of these parameters we put under the microscope; thirdly, since neither organic nor conventional farming is at 100% global implementation, we need to look at possible scenarios – what assumptions do we make in each scenario; and finally, the timeframe we project these assumptions upon.
It is definitely beneficial to biodiversity. But regarding climate impact, we will not drag you around in this one: The answer is not singular and finding the answer –for us simple civilians– can be a maze. That’s why we are so thankful to CarbonCloud’s Science team for helping us navigate!
Here’s what they have to say: Climate myths: Is organic food unequivocally better for the climate?