Organic Food Worse for the Climate (IMAGE) Chalmers University of Technology Caption The crops per hectare are significantly lower in organic farming, which, according to the study, leads to much greater indirect carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation. Although direct emissions from organic agriculture are often lower -- due to less use of fossil energy, among other things - the overall climate footprint is definitely greater than for conventional farmed foods. Credit Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.