The food industry is complex and, like all established industries, focused on staying profitable. Today’s agricultural practices result in rainstorms washing pesticides, fertilizers, feedlot manure, and bare soil into our waterways and oceans, turning rivers from clear reflections of blue skies to hues of greenish brown.
In a strange twist, Monsanto and Silicon Valley are now using the vegan movement to justify ecosystem destruction. This dollar-driven endeavor is happening under the cuddly moniker of “plant-based foods.”
How the Fires Are Linked to Climate Chaos, Soil Health & Food Choices –
In late 2017, Northern Californians suffered a firestorm in eight counties simultaneously, followed by the devastating Thomas Fire (now the largest in state history) in Southern California.
A University of Oxford think-tank, the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), has come out with a report, Grazed and Confused, that likens 100-percent grass-fed beef to that produced on a 10,000-cow confined animal feedlot operation (CAFO) like Harris Ranch on Interstate 5 in Central California—calling them basically the same in climate impacts.
Greenhouse gasses released in the manufacturing of synthetic fertilizers for farming is a major contributor to climate change.
It’s time for the climate movement to become carbon-literate. With natural carbon sequestration of regenerative ag, CO2 is out of our skies and seas and back into the soil.
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 times a day by eating organic whole foods instead of processed “food-like substances.”