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We’d like to thank all who took part in the October 24th (2009) Climate Action rally – see http://www.350KC.org for pictures and other details.
Why has the coordinating committee of the KC Food Circle voted to cosponsor this KC rally?
- By relying on manure, compost, and nitrogen-fixing crops to build soil fertility, organic farmers avoid the CO2 emissions caused by burning fossil fuels to mine and manufacture synthetic fertilizers
- By adding nitrogen to the soil through biological means, organic farmers avoid emissions of nitrous oxide–a greenhouse gas that’s ~300 times as potent as CO2–which come from land fertilized with synthetic nitrogen
- Growing crops organically and pasturing farm animals increases the amount of carbon stored in soil, removing CO2 from the atmosphere
- Growing food very close to where it’s eaten reduces the use of fuel for transportation
- Pasturing farm animals enables them to eat a healthy diet of green plants, insects, etc., reducing and in some cases eliminating energy-intensive corn and soy feed
- Pasturing farm animals allows their waste to return directly to the soil, avoiding emissions of the greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide from concentrated waste storage at confined-animal feeding operations
- Locally-grown foods are typically minimally-processed and packaged, reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions