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*Organic *Sustainable *Fossil Fuel Free
by Mae-Wan Ho, Sam Burcher, Lim Li Ching & others      
 
How organic agriculture and localised food (and energy) systems can potentially compensate for all greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities and free us from fossil fuels.

“Most compelling! A succinct and pithy appraisal of the current state of the planet - and just the right resolutions.” Sir Julian Rose , a leading exponent of organic farming, Chair of the Association of Rural Businesses

“This excellent and timely report makes clear how vital it is that we make the right choices on how to produce and distribute our food in tackling climate change, and what those choices should be.” Dr. Caroline Lucas , Member of the European Parliament

Highlights
The largest single study in the world in Ethiopia shows composting gives 30 percent more crop yields than chemical fertilizers
Scientists, too, find organic out yields conventional agriculture by a factor of 1.3, and green manure alone could provide all nitrogen needs
Local farmers in Sahel defied the dire predictions of scientists and policy-makers by greening the desert and creating a haven of trees
Organic urban agriculture feeds Cuba without fossil fuels
Organic agriculture and localised food systems mitigate 30 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and save one-sixth of energy consumption
Anaerobic digestion of farm and food wastes in zero-emission food and energy farms could boost total energy savings to 49.7 percent and greenhouse gas savings to 54 percent
Cleaner, safer environment, greater biodiversity, more nutritious healthier foods
Higher income and independence for farmers, more employment opportunities
Regenerate local economies, revitalize local, indigenous knowledge, create social wealth.

ISIS-TWN Report Sustainable World 2nd report
www.i-sis.org.uk/foodFutures.php

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