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Organically Managed Soils Could Reverse Effects of Climate Change

May 27, 2014
Photo Credit:  USDA NRCS South Dakota

Photo Credit: USDA NRCS South Dakota

The Rodale Institute has done some amazing science supporting the benefits of organic agriculture, and its new report, entitled “Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change,” maintains this high quality of investigation. The report take an in-depth look at how farming systems affect greenhouse gas emission, and illustrates the benefits that organic agriculture can have on climate change. Specifically, the publication focuses on the ability of soil to mitigate climate change when managed organically. Findings include a decrease of annual greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent if management of all current cropland transitioned to regenerative organic agriculture. Transitioning global pasture would add to carbon sequestration by 71 percent. “We could sequester more than 100 percent of current annual CO2 emissions with a switch to widely available and inexpensive organic management practices,” the report states.

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One Response to “Organically Managed Soils Could Reverse Effects of Climate Change”

  1. Roberta Kalechofsky says:

    Sounds fantastically interesting