Studies are under way by researchers at Harvard and Northeastern Universities to investigate the effects of consuming organic products on the health of humans and the environment. Preliminary findings indicate that organic agriculture may help to resolve multiple environmental issues, not least of which is global warming. Organic soil appears to sequester more carbon that conventionally-farmed soil, helping to regulate climate and raise the health of the soil. Organic farmers and people who consume their produce avoid exposure to pesticides and their adverse health effects, another major area of the research. For more information about this project, read

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