Monday, June 14, 2010

Change the World: Go Organic

 
"If you do just one thing to change the world, go organic."
"Going organic is the single most critical (and most DOABLE) action we can take right now to stop our climate crisis. Every acre of ground that's farmed organically has the potential to pull thousands of pounds of warming greenhouse gases out of our air."
"Organic farming is a real, attainable solution to our current global climate crisis! Organic farming can actually remove greenhouse gases from the air - helping to reverse the climate crisis!"
"Organic living can stop the climate crisis. When you combine the impact of protecting the beneficial mycorrhizal fungi in the soil (which absorb and neutralize carbon) and eliminating all the toxic chemicals (and their packaging and the energy spent producing them), the carbon problem in our atmosphere is practically solved. We still need more renewable energy, but restoring the earth's ability to sequester carbon is a good place to start. And you'll do it while eating."
-Maria Rodale, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

5 comments:

Gloria, Dakota Garden said...

Yes and organic feeds and heals us in a way that chemical cannot -

Elephant's Eye said...

I stand looking from the kitchen window - in our garden, green and lush after the winter rain, birds singing. Behind the wall, an unoccupied house. We see the neighbours twice a year, when they come to spray 'weed' killer. Now their 'winter snow' is russet and gold. No birds sing there, but we see egrets feeding, and wish we could explain to them ...

Adrian Ayres Fisher said...

There are more and more of us traveling the organic, ecological path, all over the world.

Kate said...

Great Blog! The Rodale Institute is actally not far at all from my house. Spent some time up there last summer and really need to get back this summer.

Incidently we usually spend our summers in Hendersonville, so I know your neck of the woods quite well. Absolutly wonderful area and hopefully one day I can move there full time!

Truly Blinds said...

yes, natural foods are only gives good life to people.