How Organic Farmers Can Help Save The World

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Here is an article on the 36th annual Ecological Farming Conference at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, where I gave the keynote address on opening night.

People think it’s cars that are the top contributors to carbon dioxide in the air, but greenhouse gasses released in the manufacturing of synthetic fertilizers for farming are bigger problems.

Furthermore, organic farming techniques tend to promote carbon sequestration, as organic farms tend to grow more crops on their land over the course of a year, so there are fewer periods of bare farmland.

Read on for the dispatch from this important agricultural conference.

 

cropped farmer at harvest image courtesy Hartwig HKD / CC 2.0

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