15 Oct '12, 4am

Choose Organic Produce Where It Matters Most

Choose Organic Produce Where It Matters Most

Organic production also helps combat global warming by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere rather than releasing it, as conventional farms do. Organic agriculture can bind 1,000 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere per acre. This is largely because organic production is based on building up healthy soil, which reduces water runoff and soil erosion as well as provides better habitats for birds and fish in nearby waterways. Many different types of song birds are among the animals that thrive on insects found in organic fields. Supporting organic farmers also reduces the amount of pesticides, such as atrazine, that enter our waterways and can harm aquatic life and end up in our drinking water.

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