|Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the Job?|
NOFA-Mass - 8/14/2015. By Jack Kittredge - Most analysts believe we must stop burning fossil fuels to prevent further increases in atmospheric carbon, and find ways to remove carbon already in the air if we want to lessen further weather crises and the associated human tragedies, economic disruption and social conflict that they bring. But where can we put that carbon once it is removed from the air? There is only one practical approach – to put it back where it belongs, in the soil.
|Will Organic Agriculture Feed the World?|
Huffington Post - 8/14/2015. By Melody Meyer - The United Nations recently released their 2015 World Population Prospects report, which estimates the vast numbers of humans that will inhabit our planet in the next 15 years. By mid-century, the estimated world population will be 9.7 billion souls; this is up one third from today's 7.3 billion hungry inhabitants. Where this growth will take place and how we prepare for this expansion is as critical an issue as our changing climate. How can organic agriculture play a part in this magnificent expansion of our species?
|Vietnam Debates GMO Crops With Eye on History|
Voice of America - 8/14/2015. By Lien Hoang - When Vietnam moved economically from communism to capitalism in the 1980s, it enjoyed an agriculture boom that lifted millions from poverty. But today, new trade deals could threaten Vietnamese farmers, who are considering using genetically modified seeds to stay competitive.