When will Congress start connecting the dots? Between a toxic, industrial agriculture system and the decline not only of public health, but of our planet’s health?
In his SOTU address last night (Tuesday, January 20), on the topic of climate change, President Obama said:
“And no challenge—no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”
The President went on to point out that 2014 was the warmest year on record, and he voiced his support for the scientists sounding alarms.
But not once did President Obama discuss the science outlined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Rodale Institute, the Soil Association and others—science showing that not only is industrial, chemical-intensive agriculture the largest source of carbon emissions, but by converting to organic regenerative agriculture, around the world, we can actually reverse climate change, not just mitigate it.