Organic farming cuts greenhouse gases

A 27 year comparative study has concluded that organic farming methods such as no-till sowing and growing winter cover can see soil retain 30% more carbon than ploughing and chemical use. Not only do these methods sequester carbon in a cheap and simple way, they can produce as much, or more, food as “intensive” farming methods.

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    alvinwriter says:

    This is uplifting news, in spite of what is being said about the use of manure in relation to the release of methane. Organic farming also keeps toxic herbicides and insecticides from spreading in the environment, and if it will keep the warming trend at bay, I’m for it.

    Scientists seek new ways to feed the world amid global warming: http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/608431?c_id=wom-bc-ar

    – Alvin from TheScienceDesk at TheNewsRoom.com