Carbon Friendly Food

ccflogoThis was received from friends and colleagues in England about an exciting new project: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch on 12th October of an exciting new organisation: Climate Friendly Food. I have been working with CFF over the last six months to develop the first on-line farm carbon calculator that fully takes into account soil processes, and the world’s first low carbon food certification programme. The exciting discovery is that correct farm practice – we term it “rich soil farming” – has a potential to absorb carbon dioxide that is so powerful it could play a major role in bringing down atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. CFF is dedicated to developing and promoting best practice for maximum carbon sequestration on farms in the UK and internationally to make real the vast potential of agriculture in the move to avert climate change.

You can get more information, follow the project, give your support or arrange certification on our website (a simple site is currently in place and the new full website will be go on line with the launch). The carbon calculator is free to use, is for farms and gardens and can even be used for home gardens, so you can find out how much CO2 your own garden absorbs every year!”

  • fifediet October 30, 2009 at 11:20

    I think your right Canada guy – that’s why we are working on community solutions, and on procurement in schools and institutions and at a policy level with the Scottish Govt and Fife Council and with building a local food movement in Scotland.

    all the best

  • Canada Guy October 27, 2009 at 16:22

    Lifestyle changes are good, but they can only slow emissions growth slightly, they will not reduce emissions. Personal lifestyle changes can only have an impact of a few percent at most. We cannot ignore the other 95 percent of the problem. Some have suggested that we can forget about caps and just focus on behavioural changes, which is insane.

  • Chris October 22, 2009 at 18:48

    Wow, this sounds great. I am really looking forward watching the progression of this new program. It sounds like it will be great for our environment!!