Organic Farming: Part of the Global Warming Solution

February 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm 1 comment

Organic VegetablesI heard recently that if all farming was done using organic methods, enough carbon (and nitrogren) would be held within the soil to reduce the greenhouse gasses to pre-industrial levels. This is because soil that is farmed organically retains more nutrients of all kinds. When farming conventionally, with spray pesticides and fertilizers, the nutrients that plants need are sprayed on. In organic, the nutrients have to come from the soil itself, necessitating healthier soil. Dirt First.

That’s why it was so great to see this article come across my inbox this morning by Kathleen O’Hara, “Farming carbon as a cash crop.” Check it out.

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  • 1. Ozzyjq  |  March 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    thats for sure, man

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