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Expert Says Agriculture Can Affect Climate Change



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 31, 2011

As part of the summit organizers are releasing a report which calls for cap and trade funds from California's Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32, to be used to fund solar collectors on farms and to help farmers to make the transition to organic crops.

Renata Brillinger from California's Climate and Agriculture network helped author the study.

RENATA BRILLINGER: "The research is showing increasingly that organic farming has some of the greatest potential to store carbon.  The whole system of organic farming and other sustainable practices that come out of the organic toolbox, they all  really focus on soil building."

Brillinger says that keeping carbon in the soil rather than letting it escape into the atmosphere makes for healthier crops and combats global warming.
 
Listen to the full interview with Renata Brillinger on the connection between agriculture and climate change:
 
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