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Question: The role of organic farming, Can it help preserve the planet and end world hunger? CPNN article: Growth of Organic Farming Offers Environmental Benefits
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Posted: Oct. 05 2004,13:57

Readers' comments are invited on this question and report.  It pertains to the following reports:
Growth of Organic Farming Offers Environmental Benefits
Below the Radar: Designer Farms with Trees.
16 Successful Projects Highlighting Permaculture Use
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Tony Dominski
Posted: Nov. 17 2004,13:04

If ever there was a liberating technology for the planet it is agroforestry.  It works because trees, with trunks and branches, holding up their leaves to the sun, are efficient solar collectors.labor, energy and soil damage due to plowing.  

Trees add organic matter to the soil in the form of leaves, and dead branches and roots.  This organic matter is the biological basis for invaluable topsoil with its community of worms, insects and microbes.  

Trees provide innumerable opportunities for increasing agricutural productivity.  For example, mulberry trees can be planted in chicken yards.  Mullberries which fall from the sky onto the chickens provide good fresh food for the chickens.  And of course the chickens can fertilize the mulberry trees.  

Agroforestry today has the potential to be a pillar technology supporting a culture of peace.  Another technology would be photo-voltaic cells.
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