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Soil: The Secret Solution to Global Warming

Soil: The Secret Solution to Global Warming

Research by the Rodale Institute reveals that sustainably-farmed soil holds up to 30% more carbon than conventional agriculture. Converting all of Canada’s farmland to organic would reduce CO2 emissions by 20%. The extra carbon in the soil also increases food nutrients, which could greatly reduce health care costs. In this Quantum Shift special report, organic farmer Percy Schmeiser urges Prime Minister Harper to shift existing agricultural subsidies to support sustainable farming practices.

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