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Here’s How We Feed the World

Here’s How We Feed the World

By David R. Montgomery One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around the world. Other agricultural myths hinder recognizing the potential to restore degraded […]

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    Here’s How We Feed the World

    Here’s How We Feed the World

    By David R. Montgomery One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around the world. Other agricultural myths hinder recognizing the potential to restore degraded […]

    Spaceship Earth, Your Main Oxygen Systems Are Collapsing

    Spaceship Earth, Your Main Oxygen Systems Are Collapsing

    Yes, Houston, we have a problem: Our oceans are dying. As the brilliant futurist Buckminster Fuller used to point out, our Spaceship Earth is hurtling through space at a great speed. Imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown. […]

    DiCaprio’s Before the Flood: Powerful, Yet Misses on Soils and the Carbon Cycle

    DiCaprio’s Before the Flood: Powerful, Yet Misses on Soils and the Carbon Cycle

    The new Leonardo DiCaprio documentary Before the Flood can now be seen on National Geographic. The actor is a longtime advocate of environmental causes, and his film is surely helping to increase awareness of global warming and the challenges we face with climate chaos. In it, DiCaprio journeys from the remote melting regions of Greenland […]

    Regenerative Agriculture Will Feed the World and Cool the Planet

    Regenerative Agriculture Will Feed the World and Cool the Planet

    “World governments spend $486 billion a year to subsidize an industrial food and farming model that the United Nations estimates, contributes 43-57 percent of total man-made greenhouse gas emissions,” said Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association. “It’s time to stop subsidizing agricultural practices that contribute to global warming, and start subsidizing food, […]

    Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

    Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

    By Kendra Klein and Kari Hamerschlag Forty five years have passed since Earl Butz, then U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, asserted, “Before we go back to organic agriculture in this country, somebody must decide which 50 million Americans we are going to let starve or go hungry.” Time has proven Butz very wrong. The weight of […]