Can Organic Farming Feed The World?


A Colombian child named Andres, age 4, sows onion on a small farm near Tota lake in the village town..

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Did you know that Agriculture is a much bigger cause of Green House Gas emissions than transportation or waste? According to a new report from the UN, modern Agriculture accounts for 28% of all Green House Gas emissions (See Figure 3)! This seems like quite a feat for flatulent cows, but it makes sense when you think about it. Agriculture is a system that requires mass deforestation and crowds millions of animals together in cramped quarters who are busy emitting their own gaseous poisons into the atmosphere – if you know what I mean.

In addition to farting cows, there are many more serious dangers to our modern agricultural machine: it poisons the soil, it is feeding us hormones and pesticides, and it has been shown that there is a strong connection between the use of neonicotinoids (a pesticide) and the death of the bees. The European Union has already made a decision to ban this particular pesticide (EPA).

Some people believe that the current, modern agricultural system is necessary for feeding a majority of the people on the planet. Soon we will have 8 billion people. However, a new report was released from the UN that discusses how Organic Agriculture could solve world hunger and climate change at the same time.

Read the Article Here

Read the UN Report Here (PDF)

2 responses

  1. People are blissfully ignorant of the upcoming competition for fresh water and good land for crops. Monsanto is the devil. The UN report is huge, but i will skim through it later. i don’t eat anything that farts, lol.

    October 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  2. anders

    CO2 is what plants feed of, and turn into oxygen. Stop cutting down Forests and we will be fine.

    October 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

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