Letters to Share, March-April 2015
Carbon sequestration with regenerative organic agriculture (including well-managed grassing of grass-fed ruminants) could sequester all of the excess carbon dioxide now in the air. Soil not oil, Cook Organic, not the Planet. This can be done at low-tech levels worldwide by the two billion small farmers still on their land. Boycotting factory farmed meat is a great way to help this change begin. Another way to do this is through carbon sequestering, while building soils and growing nutrient dense, biodiverse local crops.
See the full report at http://rodaleinstitute.org/regenerative-organic-agriculture-and-climate-change/. And here is a snippet I want to share from https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/reversing-global-warming-hunger-and-poverty-supercharging-global-grassroots:
“It is dangerous, disempowering and irresponsible to talk about eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and dismantling the fossil fuel industry without also talking about maximizing natural carbon sequestration through agro-ecological agriculture and regenerative land use practices. There’s no way we will ever get back to 350 ppm of CO2 without a global food, farming and land use revolution that literally sucks downs and sequesters in the soil 50-100 ppm of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, utilizing enhanced plant photosynthesis and regenerative grazing practices.”
“Our literal survival depends upon uniting the climate, food, environmental and economic justice movements—both North and South.”
Sheree (Cheryl) Cammer
Albany Friends Meeting, NY