REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE - we can draw down billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere
This news comes as the world watched the Global Climate Summit in Paris in late 2015, and by the way, It is also what biodynamic farmers have been saying and doing all along: HEAL THE SOIL
Something is happening. There’s a shift taking place. An awakening. A connecting of the dots between our soil, climate, and food. Between our health, and the health of our entire ecosystem.
Along with this awakening comes the realization that we, the people—not corporations, not politicians—are our best hope for restoring sanity to a food and farming system that has run so far amok it threatens every aspect of our existence.
Scientists, farmers, ranchers and consumers are only just beginning to understand the vast potential that lies beneath the ground, in our soils. The potential to grow food that is more nutrient dense—and to grow more of it. And while we’re at it, the potential to store rainfall underground instead of losing it as runoff, to clean up our waterways, to revitalize local economies, to restore resilience through biodiversity, and most important, to draw down excess carbon out of the atmosphere and put it back in the soil where it belongs.
We can cool and regenerate the Earth, and feed the world, by becoming responsible stewards, producers, consumers, citizens.
We can’t say it enough. After 20 years of unrealistic solutions, empty promises and missed opportunities, a global climate summit (COP21) has finally produced a bright ray of genuine hope. Everyone knows we won’t get to zero emissions in time to avert a climate disaster. There simply isn’t enough time or political will to make it happen.
What everyone doesn’t yet know is that we can draw down billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere, and in conjunction with meaningful reductions in emissions, we can absolutely do it fast enough to keep from going over the cliff.
Now we just have to do it.
We filmed these two videos in Paris, so we could share the good news with you. Please watch, and then share with anyone you know who is looking for answers, and for ways to be part of the climate solution.
From: the Bionutrient Food Association
Talking about soil remineralization, Dan Kittredge says in answer to a question: What are other benefits of this work in addition to increasing human nutrition?
Another exciting corollary benefit is the potential to ameliorate the effects of climate change. It's been documented by numerous researchers all over the planet on various continents that well-managed soil and healthy plants can increase soil organic matter by half a percent per acre per year. Organic matter is essentially carbon stored in the soil that was once in the atmosphere, and is made through the symbiosis between plants and microbes: the bacteria and fungi. If we were to apply good biological management in agriculture across the planet, we could functionally sequester all the carbon that's been added to the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution in the 1750s in just three or four years.
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