A great new book has come out which outlines how organic agriculture and localised food (and energy) systems can potentially compensate for all greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities and free us from fossil fuels. The report by Mae-Wan Ho, Sam Burcher, Lim Li Ching also includes…
- The largest single study in the world in Ethiopia shows composting gives 30 percent more crop yields than chemical fertilizers
- Scientists, too, find organic out yields conventional agriculture by a factor of 1.3, and green manure alone could provide all nitrogen needs
- Local farmers in Sahel defied the dire predictions of scientists and policy-makers by greening the desert and creating a haven of trees
- Organic urban agriculture feeds Cuba without fossil fuels
- Organic agriculture and localised food systems mitigate 30 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and save one-sixth of energy consumption
- Anaerobic digestion of farm and food wastes in zero-emission food and energy farms could boost total energy savings to 49.7 percent and greenhouse gas savings to 54 percent
- Cleaner, safer environment, greater biodiversity, more nutritious healthier foods
- Higher income and independence for farmers, more employment opportunities
- Regenerate local economies, revitalize local, indigenous knowledge, create social wealth.
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