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rtified Organic Show Bag
containing delicious certified organic BIO-GRAPE range of very
healthy foods based on over 600 powerful anti-oxidants recycled
from the skins and seeds of red wine grapes
Normal retail price $50
The Barossa Valley, South Australia • Tel: 0419 393 864
Email: email@example.com • Web: biogrape.com
Eating Organic Food --
The single biggest way to reduce climate change
A 30 year scientific trial shows that organic practices can counteract up to 40 percent of global greenhouse gas output. A scientific trial of organic and
conventional farming practices has proved that organic practices can be the single biggest way to mitigate climate change.
Scientists at the Rodale Institute in the
USA have proved that organic farming
practices can remove about 7,000 kilos of
carbon dioxide from the air each year and
sequester it in a hectare of farmland.
The scientists estimated that if all of America's
434 million acres of cropland were converted to
organic practices, it would be the equivalent of
taking 217 million cars off the road. This is nearly
88 percent of all cars in the USA and more than a
third of all the cars in the world. Paul Hepperly,
Ph.D., Research Director at the Rodale Institute
and Fulbright Scholar stated, "We've shown that
organic practices can do better than any one
thought at sequestering carbon, and could
counteract up to 40 percent of global greenhouse
gas output." The important point about this
ground breaking research is that the amount of
CO2. Sequestered is based on what has been
achieved through current organic farming
practices. This is not a theoretical estimate as in
some of the tree plantation models or unproven
like the millions being spent on clean coal or
mechanical geo sequestration trials.
This has been achieved now by organic farmers
in the USA, Australia and around the world.
Adopting organic practices on our farmland in
Australia is a proven way to remove huge
quantities of greenhouse gases and help in the
fight against climate change.
There is no other method that is as effective as
organic farming in removing greenhouse gases
from the atmosphere and sequestering them into
the soil. (1)
For 20 years the Cheney family has been
involved in organics first as farmers and now as
the producers of delicious gourmet foods sold
under their AUSTRALIAN HARVEST and BIO-
GRAPE (Life from the Grape) Brands.
BIO-GRAPE is the very healthy skin and seed
extracts from red wine grapes which is believed
to be responsible for the French Paradox
(The fact that the French have diets high in
saturated fats but low levels of heart disease).
The BIO-GRAPE skin extract is added to a range
of seven delicious Organic Fruit Pastes to serve
with cheese, Organic Red Wine Chilli Sauce to
serve with meats and an Organic Red Wine Jus
which can be used as a salad dressing with an
Australian Harvest Organic Olive Oil or can be
used as a high antioxidant health tonic -- 20ml
twice a day.
The BIO-GRAPE seed extract is used in the BIO-
GRAPE Organic Fine Water Cracker's, each serve
contains approximately 200mg per serve.
The Organic Fine Water Crackers are available in
a box of 130g or in the new Cheese Lovers Gift
Packs with an Organic Fruit Paste.
A full range of AUSTRALIAN HARVEST and BIO-
GRAPE products are available from ORGANIC
HEALTH FOOD & GOURMET
(1) Organic Federation of Australia OFA Organic Update
February 2008 www.ofa.org.au
AUSTRALIAN HARVEST ORGANICS
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