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Mar 29

Farming for the Health of People and the Planet

Our current food system has a large negative impact on the climate crisis and our health. Factory farms produce large amounts of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), pollute the land, air and water and deplete the nutrients in soil. We are eating foods that contain low levels of nutrients and contain hormones, antibiotics and pesticides that harm our health. Regenerative farming techniques ameliorate these problems by restoring the nutrients to the soil, lowering the need for chemicals (and water) and sequestering carbon. We speak with Pat Kerrigan of Organic Consumers Association about the growing move toward regenerative agriculture and what people need to know about the food we eat.

 

Listen here:

 

Relevant articles and websites:

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Organic Consumers Association

Regeneration International

Main Street Project

Natural Resources Conservation Services

Four per Thousand Initiative

Rodale Institute

 

Guest:

Patrick Kerrigan is the Retail Education Coordinator for the Organic Consumers Association.