by Quantum Shift TV
QuantumShift highlights another reason for the support of organics. Research by the Rodale Institute reveals that sustainably-farmed soil holds up to 30% more carbon than conventional agriculture. Converting US farmland to organic on a wide scale would reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 10%. The extra carbon in the soil also increases food nutrients, which could greatly reduce health care costs. In this QuantumShift special report, farmer Percy Schmeiser urges a shift from existing agricultural subsidies to supporting sustainable farming practices. This video is from 2008, but the message is still as important as when the film was shot.