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duane hennon
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who'da thunk?

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/scp-ofc042915.php

Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink


it's good to get some scientific studies showing what we've been saying all along
 
elle sagenev
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I'd say that depends on the type of organic farming going on. geoff lawton has a good video on it. An organic farm that acts like a commercial one but without chemicals....still not good.
 
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duane hennon wrote:Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink


The way I look at it, carbon-dioxide is a fertilizer for plants. I think that for best performance I'd want more carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere. Warmer temperatures are beneficial for my garden because the plants grow quicker. During El nino years when the Southern Pacific is warmer I tend to get more rainfall during my growing season. Seems like an all around good thing for me to not sink carbon.

 
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