CNN Video – ‘Bio-char’: An ancient practice brings new hope for global warming
Instead of simply burning organic waste out in the open and fertilizing crops with leftover ash, farmers in India are returning to traditional bio-char production. Producing bio-char is less polluting and a better fertilizer than ash. Bio-char use also lessens the demand for another pollutant: chemical fertilizer. However, a large market for bio-char may encourage deforestation simply for its production. Watch the CNN report below.
By Graham Land