Study: Organic Farming Reduces Carbon Emissions

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

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A study by the Organic Center says organic farming lowers carbon emissions. The study, according to the organization, provides a new significant proof point that organic agricultural practices build healthy soils and can be part of the solution in the fight on global warming.

The project was directed by The National Soil Project at Northeastern University in collaboration with the Organic Center. The study finds that on average, organic farms have 44 percent higher levels of humic acid, the component of soil that sequesters carbon over the long term, than soils not managed organically. Founded in 2002, the nonprofit Organic Center is a self-described trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. The Organic Center’s mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.