John’s presentation at the Soil Not Oil Conference, August 5, 2016 in Richmond, CA.
Last week, I joined a panel at UC Davis, which hosted the Conscious College Road Tour visiting 16 college campuses over a span of six weeks. Sylvie Josel, a fourth-year environmental science and management major at UC Davis and member of the ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, said this about the panel, “they’re coming […]
Here is an article on the 36th annual Ecological Farming Conference at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, where I gave the keynote address on opening night. People think it’s cars that are the top contributors to carbon dioxide in the air, but greenhouse gasses released in the manufacturing of synthetic fertilizers for farming are bigger problems. […]
I will be speaking at EcoFarm 2016 on January 20th in Pacific Grove. About EcoFarm 2016: The need for an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable food and farming system has never been more urgent. Our work as EcoFarmers has never been more needed or more relevant to the major issues of our day—from […]
This article was originally published on EcoWatch. It’s time for the climate movement to become carbon-literate. While the NGOs do great work, they’re missing half the solution to our planet’s looming climate chaos. With the natural carbon sequestration of regenerative agriculture, we can keep CO2 out of our skies and seas and put it back into the soil where it belongs.
This article was originally published on EcoWatch. The millions of Starbucks “Monsanto milk” lattes intensify the industrial dairy production now overloading the atmosphere with CO2. And that excess carbon threatens all sea life—from the tiny plankton struggling to form shells in acidified waters to the whales that feed on those plankton and the algae that […]
This article is part two of a two-part series. Read part one. Carbon sequestration land practices improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to organic matter in the soil. It’s time for everyone who cares about the future of food to help change the failing industrial-ag system, voting three […]
It turns out that automotive emissions are not the greatest culprit in global warming. We now know that manufactured fertilizers and confined animal feedlot operations give off more greenhouse gases than all transportation methods combined. And that’s why the solution to our global food and environmental crisis is literally under our feet.
Learn more about The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet, originally published by EcoWatch.
[Originally published by Rodale Institute] Some of the biggest news in the food industry this year was the moment of General Mills (GM) converting Cheerios to a non-GMO cereal. In January, GM announced that it would halt the use of genetically modified ingredients in original yellow-box Cheerios. This cultural milestone signals not only the swelling […]
The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks [Originally published in Green Money Journal] The issue of how we grow and process our food, while it’s always been important, is now a hot topic both at the kitchen table and on Wall Street. From the recent scandal about a chemical used in yoga […]