From the reality of climate change to its future implications, what must change so we can start mitigating, preventing the worst foreseeable tragedies? How can Agriculture provide solutions to climate change and ensure future food security? Feeding 9.5 billion people in 2050 depends on healthy, alive soil—and a 4% annual growth rate of soil carbon would make it possible to halt the current increase in atmospheric CO2.
But working against a healthy U.S. agricultural system is an outdated, unsustainable system of chemical-intensive, industrial agriculture responsible for much of the pathology we find both in Nature and in the population itself. While the Farm Bill has historically embedded massive subsidies for industrial ag, with the Farm Bill up for renewal in 2018 we have a huge opportunity to reshape how our food system works while mitigating climate change. We need Regenerative Agriculture to pull CO2 from the atmosphere back into the soil to rebuild a robust soil microbiome, regenerate topsoil, enhance the nutrient density of food, and restore water balance to the landscape. Presented by Klaus Mager, Food with Thought, for the Sierra Club.
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