"Organic-Sustainable Farmed Products" by Vicky Tesmer (Cool Globes)
San Francisco, CA
"The production of petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides accounts for 36 percent of agricultural energy use. Natural farming methods avoid these synthetic products and in turn help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 75 million acres worldwide are now farmed organically. Today, more and more organic products are available at specialty stores and local supermarkets. Organic foods should be at the top of everyone's grocery list."
"Both illustrations on Vicky Tesmer's globe express how important organic crops are for the environment and for our bodies. One side displays a lush array of fruits and vegetables growing, complete with a view of their roots breaking through the dirt. The opposite side features rolling fields of sustainable farms. A bird with a "seed of life" in its beak and the sun in the distance symbolize nature in its purest form."