Dear Green American,
Carbon farming or regenerative agriculture is an agricultural system that improves the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material and/or organic matter in the soil.
“Organic practices could counteract the world’s yearly carbon dioxide output while producing the same amount of food as conventional farming…,” reported The Wall Street Journal in May 2014.
2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference, Sept. 4 & 5
Learn more about how sustainable agriculture can restore ecosystems and mitigate climate change at the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference, September 4 & 5, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This international conference features speakers including our very own GMO Inside co-chair John W. Roulac, Fritjof Capra, Anna Lappé, former EPA senior scientist Ray Seidler, Ohio State soil scientist Rattan Lal, and UC Berkley agro-ecologist Miguel Altieri.
Dr. Vandana Shiva will deliver a keynote speech on Friday, September 4, at 7:00 pm.
Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the role of oil-based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The conference will focus on practical carbon farming solutions including cover crops, planned grazing, compost application on range land, tree planting, and other holistic land use practices.
Register now and share on Facebook and Twitter.
As a 2014 Rodale Institute report states, “Organically managed soils can convert carbon CO2 from a greenhouse gas into a food-producing asset.” In fact, says Rodale after conducting more than 30 years of ongoing field research, regenerative, organic farming practices and improved land management can move agriculture from one of today’s primary sources of global warming and carbon pollution to a potential carbon sink powerful enough to sequester 100% of the world’s current annual CO2 emissions.
Video The Soil Story
Want to learn more about how this simple yet powerful food production system can help mitigate "Climate Chaos"?
The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet.
I hope you'll join us in California!
Food Campaigns Director
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