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Organic farming combats global warming … big time

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Data from The Rodale Institute's® long-running comparison of organic and conventional cropping systems confirms that organic methods are far more effective at removing the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, from the atmosphere and fixing it as beneficial organic matter in the soil.

http://www.newfarm.org/depts/NFfield_trials/1003/carbonsequest.shtml

By Laura Sayre

Organic Farming -vs- CO2

Fast Facts

EU-funded Quality Low Input Food project indicates significant nutritional benefits from organic food

Sustainable Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE 10/30/2007 (version 2)

Early results of the £12 million 4-year Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) study indicate organic fruit and vegetables contain 40% more antioxidants (believed to cut the risk of heart disease and cancer) in organic produce compared to non-organic foodstuffs. There were also higher levels of other beneficial minerals such as iron and zinc. [1]

Official: organic really is better

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From The Sunday Times
October 28, 2007
Jon Ungoed-Thomas

THE biggest study into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may help to lengthen people's lives.

The evidence from the £12m four-year project will end years of debate and is likely to overturn government advice that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice.

Shattering Myths: Can sustainable agriculture feed the world?

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By M. Jahi Chappell, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

download PDF: http://www.foodfirst.org/files/pdf/backgrounders/bgr.100107final.pdf

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