Fix the Soil, Feed the Planet, Save the World: The Power of Regeneration

Common Dreams, June 8, 2015, By Deidre Fulton

"Seeking to elevate sustainable forms of agriculture such as agroecology, holistic grazing, cover cropping, permaculture, and agroforestry over industrial practices that degrade soil, introduce toxins to the food supply—and exacerbate climate change—a group of farmers, scientists, and activists are convening for the Regenerative International Conference in Costa Rica this week. 

The conference, the first of a planned series of similar gatherings around the world, will focus on uniting movements, developing campaigns, and creating a global media plan to communicate specifically how restoring soil health can reverse damage to ecosystems around the world.

'This is new science that’s connecting the food issues with the climate issue, making it more and more clear that by fixing the soil, and fixing the way we produce food, we can fix the climate as well,' said Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association..."

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/06/08/fix-soil-feed-planet-save-world-power-regeneration

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