does food biodiversity increase more yield? if so how much?

does food biodiversity increase more yield? if so how much?

  1. does food biodiversity increase more yield? if so how much?

  2. what’s the basic science behind this?

  3. also how good would these kinda policies be or not based on the science?

everything below is a policy proposal

( my few responses are in italic )


Studies from

National Center for Biotechnology Information

  • yields rise

  • when there is diversity of produce on a farm,

  • while saving in costs for fertilizer and pesticides.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation


  1. Department of Agriculture

  • provide subsidies

  • to small farms to be used

  • for the increased growing of their heirloom varieties -, as these help increase biodiversity.

(if the studies include ‘heirloom’ and ‘non-commercial varieties’, then why is this only for ‘heirloom varieties’?)

  • promulgate rules

  • relating to the apportionment of said funding.

  • These rules shall scale funding to the amount of variations to be grown

  • and the scale of the undertaking of this task.

  • This increased funding shall return to normal once the task of implementing this has been completed.

scale funding to the amount of variations to be grown

(how exactly is that scaling gonna work?)

2) $50,000,000 funding of this program.

3) Farmers may apply for increased subsidies

  • for this project through the Department of Agriculture.

  • Determinations of qualifications for increased subsidies

  • based on the amount of unique produce

  • to be grown and the weight of the undertaking of increased growth of variations.

(how much increased? no max limit?)

4) Department of Agriculture

(far too vague and overly encompassing)

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