Sunday, July 5, 2009

GREEN LIGHT go and take action

Fight Global Warming: Eat Organic
Conventional farming depletes soil carbon, preventing the soil from absorbing carbon dioxide.

What Can You Do?
Buy organic! A bit like the carbon offsets of agriculture, organic farming not only consumes 37 percent less energy than conventional farming, but in one year, an acre of organic crop soil will pull up to 7,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere, according to the Rodale Institute. That's more than half of the average vehicle's total emissions over the course of a year. So while the premiums we often pay for organic food can feel extravagant, the benefits are priceless.

Every effort helps— if buying organic seems like a big step, try doing it just once a month.

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