NEW REPORT: ORGANIC FARMING “CAN FEED EUROPE A HEALTHY DIET, WHILE RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE, PHASING OUT PESTICIDES, AND MAINTAINING VITAL BIODIVERSITY.
‘The Guardian’ reports on new research which CONFIRMS our ability to make a wholesale switch to organic farming, provide human beings with healthy diets and put the kibosh on persistent synthetic pesticides and at the same time RADICALLY REDUCE greenhouse gas emissions.
Yes, it’s true. Real Organic Farming CAN save the planet. We have NO reason to settle for the unhealthy toxic menu coerced by self-serving Industrial Ag monopolies.
“Europe would still be able to feed its growing population even if it switched entirely to environmentally friendly approaches such as organic farming, according to a new report from a thinktank.
“A week after research revealed a steep decline in global insect populations that has been linked to the use of pesticides, the study from European thinktank IDDRI claims such chemicals can be phased out and greenhouse gas emissions radically reduced in Europe through agroecological farming, while still producing enough nutritious food for an increasing population.
“Agroecology takes into account natural ecosystems and uses local knowledge to plant crops that increase the sustainability of the farming system as a whole. The IDDRI study, entitled ‘Ten Years for Agroecology,’ used modelling to examine the reduction in yields that would result from a transition to such an approach.
“Reductions, the authors argue, could be mitigated by eliminating food-feed competition – reorienting diets towards plant-based proteins and pasture-fed livestock, and away from grain-fed white meat. More than half the EU’s cereals and oilseed crops are fed to animals. The study models a future in which European meat production has been cut by 40%, with the greatest reductions in grain-fed pork and poultry.”