Thursday, June 28, 2007

Soil: The Secret Solution to Global Warming


"As Congress debates the Farm Bill, QuantumShift highlights another reason for them to support organics. Research by the Rodale Institute reveals that sustainably-farmed soil holds up to 30% more carbon than conventional agriculture. Converting US farmland to organic on a wide scale would reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 10%. The extra carbon in the soil also increases food nutrients, which could greatly reduce health care costs. In this QuantumShift special report, farmer Percy Schmeiser urges the President and Congress to shift existing agricultural subsidies to support sustainable farming practices."

insert disclaimer here - you know, these aren't my words nor my ideas, just presenting it to you because I found it to be thought-provoking.

1 comment:

Jen-Jen said...

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