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Brad Masi is a consultant, writer, social entrepreneur, and media producer who focuses on sustainable community development and local food systems. Masi has worked as coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club in Colorado, project manager for the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College, and Founder and Executive Director of the New Agrarian Center. Masi also produced the film PolyCultures- Food Where We Live, a feature documentary about local food efforts in Northeast Ohio and co-authored the 25% Shift study that identifies strategic options for broader-scale food localization in Northeast Ohio.
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By David R. Montgomery
Would it sound too good to be true if I was to say that there was a simple, profitable and underused agricultural method to help feed everybody, cool the planet, and revitalize rural America? I used to think so, until I started visiting farmers who are restoring fertility to their land, stashing a lot of carbon in their soil, and returning healthy profitability to family farms. Now I've come to see how restoring soil health would prove as good for farmers and rural economies as it would for the environment.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new numbers that show vaping-related lung illnesses are continuing to grow across the country, as the number of fatalities has climbed to 33 and hospitalizations have reached 1,479 cases, according to a CDC update.