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Oct192009

Quote of the Day: Organic Farming Could Stop Climate Change

Even if we acted sustainably by stopping carbon emissions today, we would not be living on a healthy planet-- we need agriculture to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. The US Congress is considering a law to cap emissions of greenhouse gases, and to award credits for technologies that capture carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it safely. Write your representatives to tell them you support the most sophisticated carbon capture and sequestration method around: organic farming. Or better yet, call them up, and tell them that organic farming could pull forty percent of global greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere -- each year.

- Tim LaSalle, CEO of the Rodale Institute in his guest post for Treehugger titled Organic Farming Could Stop Global Climate Change, in which he lays out results of the Institute's latest peer-reviewed research.

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Reader Comments (3)

Another interesting article. I look forward to reading these blogs, they always intrigue and interest me. I am very glad to being a part of this site. Thanks for keeping us informed and God Bless!

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglucosamine

Organic farming methods offer several benefits for the environment and human health as a whole, but unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and falsehoods being spread regarding organic food and farming methods, both by proponents and detractors. Here are the facts about what organic methods can do for us and what they can't.

http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/11/organic-myths-and-realities.html

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCanada Guy

maybe a better quote would be "Organic farming can reverse climate change" because we are in deep trouble now, just stopping it get any worse is really good enough.

alex

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralex

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