You know that switching to organic and pasture-based agriculture is what we need to do to feed the world and cool the planet—because healthy soil can both provide abundant food, and also draw down and sequester carbon.
But do your members of Congress know this?
And if they do, are they doing anything to level the playing field for farmers who grow nutrient-rich food in ways that protect, not harm, the environment? So that those farmers stand a chance of making a decent living in a market dominated by industrial food producers?
We’re teaming up with GMO Free Pennsylvania to present a briefing on Capitol Hill to educate Senators and members of Congress about regenerative agriculture’s capacity to address some of our most pressing problems, including:
• Skyrocketing rates of diet-related diseases
• Rapidly vanishing natural resources, especially water
• Dangerous concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
These problems have one thing in common: Their solution lies beneath our feet, in the soil. We might take dirt for granted, but we can't do much without it. As an anonymous wit observed:
Humankind, despite its artistic abilities, sophistication and accomplishments, owes its existence to a six-inch layer of farmable soil—and the fact that it rains!
If you’re in the D.C. area, you’re welcome to attend in person, too!
The 2018 elections gave us many new members of Congress. Let’s get them engaged in working on a plan to transition to a regenerative organic food and farming system.