Thursday, February 15, 2007

Small is bountiful

1) Soil is the global warming gas storage motherlode that can hold about three times more carbon than all the world's plants and trees, as long as it is not disturbed by industrial-style farm equipment and fossil-fuel fertilizers and pesticides.

2)Agribusiness accounts for about a third of all global warming gases.

3)A hectare of well-managed organic land can store nine tonnes of carbon.

Three points from a great article at While the EarthBurns, explaining why organic farming is more economically viable than agribiz.

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