How Organic Farming Prevents Climate change
Climate change is not something that’s on its way to harm our environment, it is already here and it is affecting biodiversity in nearly every corner of the planet. Inspiring the world to make changes for a better tomorrow can be tough, but it’s when the going gets tough that the tough get going. And one of the best ways to get going is by going organic.
Agriculture is something that the world can’t live without. We need food on our tables and no amount of leaps in technology can counter that need. The downside to this, however, is that agriculture is one of the main villains in the story of climate change. Studies show that modern agriculture accounts for 14% of total greenhouse gas emissions. This slowly but steadily is killing our environment.
However, the good news is that organic agriculture can be a part of the solution. Unlike conventional farming, organic farming takes on climate change with its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, store huge amounts of carbon and empower farmers to be resilient in an evolving climatic scenario.
And it all begins from the soil.
Your friendly neighborhood carbon bank
They say that soil is the hidden part of the climate cycle, it stores more carbon than the atmosphere and all forms of life put together. Organic farming increases the amount of carbon in the soil and lowers the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This balances the energy of the earth, thereby bringing down its temperature.
So every time you’re looking at an organic field, look down and pay your respect to the soil that’s helping keep the earth in balance, one grain at a time.
Water water everywhere…
Water is one of the most vital elements for all forms of life. It plays an important role in our world, evolving from being just another element to becoming the centerpiece of all life. Studies from across the globe have shown that organic soil has immense water holding capacity, and this feature manifests itself during the dry season helping farmers reap better yields. The high levels of water also offer a shield of protection against erosion and flooding.
So, the next time you step onto an organic field, thank your ground, because it’s using the element of life in the best way possible.
Killing the Greens, but with a twist
Everything green is not good and greenhouse gasses are proof of that. Conventional agriculture uses artificial fertilizers that act as a storage bank for these greenhouse gasses thereby heating up the atmosphere and supporting climate change on its mission to destroy our environment. The absence of these fertilizers in an organic farm eliminates the release of greenhouse gasses from the soil, helping to keep our ecosystem cleaner and greener.
So, if you ever pass by an organic field, make sure to raise a toast to clean green farming that trumps the bad green greenhouses.
In more ways than one, organic farming is doing its bit in helping the world escape from the harmful effects of climate change.
Let’s go down the organic road and uphold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. After all, this is our planet and this is our future; there’s a lot we can do and going organic is a good place to start.