Organic farming can combat climate change

Organic farming can combat climate change

A recent article published in The Guardian, investigates the ways that organic farming can cut greenhouse gas emissions. A study published in Nature Communications goes further into specifics including carbon sequestration, vegetarian diets, and cutting food waste that could fed the projected 9 million people by 2050 without increasing agricultural acreage.  Scientists are debating the models since they include generalizations about agricultural systems and variables as well as future nutrition needs, and warn that they should be used as a guide in managing global food demand. Changes in agricultural land management such as protecting soil health and fertility and cover cropping can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing a carbon sink.  Scientists will present their findings to delegates and the UN COP23 climate talks in Paris, France on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/14/switching-to-organic-farming-could-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions-study-shows