Agricultural Technology

How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks New agricultural methods offer hope of restoring ecological  balance. The Nation By Wilbur Wood MAY 6, 2019

“‘How do we get greenhouse gases out of the air?’ Masters asks the people at this workshop. Our host, a rancher named Steve Charter, answers, “Photosynthesis.” “Right,” she says. Plants not only take in carbon dioxide but also create ground cover—and this gets carbon back in the soil. “You are solar ranching,” Masters continues as she writes the chemical formula for photosynthesis on a whiteboard: sunlight + 6CO2 + 6H2O (water) = C6 H12 O6 (basic sugar) + 6O2 (atmospheric oxygen). “Everything that grows here starts with sugar. Soil microbes eat sugar.” And feeding these soil microbes builds soil and sequesters atmospheric carbon in the ground ‘at a rate previously thought impossible.'”

Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture by the World Economic Forum