New Online Video:
SOIL: The Secret Solution to Global Warming
- Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser makes the case: shifting existing
subsidies to sustainable farming practices could offset Canada's
greenhouse emissions by 20%.
- Research shows organic farming increases the carbon uptake in soil by
up to 30% and improves the nutrient value of food, thus reducing
- Public invited to vote on policy proposal via online poll
- View the video now at <a
CALGARY, June 5 /CNW/ - Quantum Shift TV has proposed a government policy
that could reduce Canada's greenhouse emissions by 20%. In a short video
addressed to Prime Minister Harper, organic farmer Percy Schmeiser lays out
the case. Shifting existing agricultural subsidies to support sustainable
farming practices could annually sequester up to 152 million tons of CO2 from
the atmosphere by storing more carbon in the soil.
"If we farmers can do our important bit to solve global warming and at
the same time improve people's health, we want to do that," says Schmeiser.
Research by the U.S.-based Rodale Institute found that sustainable
no-till-farmed soil with winter cover crops holds up to 30% more carbon than
conventional agriculture. In turn the extra carbon in the soil increases food
nutrients, which could reduce healthcare costs by $5 billion. Crop yields were
not affected and showed more resistance to unpredictable weather patterns.
In an unusual move, the television network has proposed government policy
to the Prime Minister and has invited the general public to cast their vote
via an online poll at www.quantumshift.tv "SOIL: The Secret Solution to Global
Warming addresses the number one and number two concerns of Canadians: It can
be executed at no extra cost, could lead to significant health care savings
and provides industry with time to reduce their emissions," says the company's
CEO, Hugo Bonjean.
Percy Schmeiser is the Canadian farmer who fought Monsanto to the Supreme
Court over its genetically modified seeds.
Quantum Shift TV is a Canadian web-based television network with solution
oriented news and entertainment. Its editorial board directs its own
productions and assures high quality citizen journalism. Quantum Shift Media
Inc is an Alberta based corporation with a uniquely designed hybrid social
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For further information: Annette McLeod, (403) 479-3913,