Small farmers using organic practices can feed the world and cool the planet

The Organic Consumers Association promotes the production and consumption of organic food, sustainable agriculture and food security for the whole world. Its logo states that it's "campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and justice."

On its Web site currently is an article from the Financial Times by Anne English describing how sustainable agriculture using organic principles and practices is a new paradigm to feed the world while empowering the poor and mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss.

English points out that small farmers already produce 70 percent of the world's food and form the backbone of food security throughout the developing world. We need to recognise the world's small farms as the most appropriate means in which to secure food supply for all, including the poor and to cool the planet, English says.

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