VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
Can organic farming fight climate change? Yes. And we’re not just
talking about food miles. Research from the Rodale Institute shows
that sustainably-farmed soil absorbs 30% more carbon than conventional
agriculture, and switching our farmland to organic would cut greenhouse
emissions by 10% in the US (20% in Canada and most of the rest
of the world). For a concise explanation of how organic farming
could be a major tool in the fight against climate change check
out the 10 minute online video "SOIL: The Secret Solution
to Global Warming," featuring Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser.
The website includes an online petition calling on world leaders
to switch subsidies from conventional to sustainable farming practices.
Learn more and watch: http://www.quantumshift.tv/v/1181028043/