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Organic standards fight over synthetics shows there’s room for a third system
“The Rodale Institute, a nonprofit group dedicated to organic agriculture, stands by naturalness. Executive Director Mark Smallwood says the mere fact that we’re talking about this ‘perpetuates the incorrect notion that humans are smarter than Mother Nature, and we need man-made answers. We always rely on cultural practices, methodologies and products aimed at working with nature, and synthetics throw off that balance.’ He emphasizes that soil health is critical, and that building it is the way to ‘leave more resources for future generations.’” (The Washington Post, June 13, 2014 )

 

Can Organic Farming Counteract Carbon Emissions?
“Organic practices could counteract the world’s yearly carbon dioxide output while producing the same amount of food as conventional farming, a new study suggests…Citing 75 studies from peer-reviewed journals, including its own 33-year Farm Systems Trial, Rodale Institute concluded that if all cropland were converted to the regenerative model it would sequester 40% of annual CO2 emissions; changing global pastures to that model would add another 71%, effectively overcompensating for the world’s yearly carbon dioxide emissions.” (Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2014 )

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