Growing food and fiber with industrial techniques and harmful chemicals is one of the main causes of climate change, contributing up to one quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Industrial farming also degrades our soils, which reduces our ability to grow healthy crops and contributes to loss of topsoil and water—two limited resources we can’t afford to waste.
If we switch from industrial agriculture to regenerative farming practices, which build healthy soil, we could turn agriculture from a problem into a solution. Because healthy soil traps significantly more carbon, regenerative organic agriculture could be the key to helping stop climate change.
Regenerative farming goes beyond “doing less harm” it assists nature bouncing back, protects animals and improve the lives of workers. Together, these results represent a more natural way of producing food, a way that’s worked for thousands of years in the past, and one that we need for our future.
Instead of adding carbon to the atmosphere, regenerative farming draws carbon out of the air and stores it in the ground. These practices are simply a modern version of ancient agricultural techniques.
By understanding what we purchase in a modern world as apposed to traditionally growing or making our own allows us to still connect to our food supply.
Understanding what we consume especially food is not a must its a necessity to our health and that of the environment, our home.
Farmer Angus pictured above