Friday, October 10, 2003

Using data gathered since 1981 growing corn and soybeans on its experimental farms in east-central Pennsylvania, the Rodale Institute said Friday that soil where organic farming was practiced retained 15 percent to 28 percent more carbon than conventionally farmed soil, the equivalent of 1,000 pounds of carbon, or 3,500 pounds of carbon dioxide, per acre foot of soil.
[AP]

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