Regenerative Ag & Agroecology

Sign the Soil Not Oil Pledge & Spread the Word

A Message from the Soil Not Oil Coalition: Dear Friends and Allies, Building off the momentum from the success of the Soil Not Oil Conference, we are reaching out to invite you to support THE SOIL NOT OIL PLEDGE, as part of our ongoing campaign in defense of soils worldwide. (Please forward widely) Original Authors: Dr. Vandana…

Building the Regenerative Ag Movement – The Soil Not Oil Conference

 

Courtesy of the Soil Not Oil Coalition.

Speaking about Regenerative Agriculture during the Soil Not Oil International Conference in Richmond California, September 4 & 5, 2015

John Wick, Marin Carbon Project.
Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association.
John Roulac, Founder and CEO of Nutiva & Co-Chair GMO Inside.
Lauren Tucker, Kiss the Ground.

Climate Change a Threat to Food Security, Industrial Ag Not the Answer – UN’s Hilal Elver

Climate change poses ‘major threat’ to food security, warns UN expert 3 November 2015 – Climate change poses severe and distinct threats to food security, and could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, a United Nations human rights expert warned today. “Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather, rising temperatures and…

The Problem of Agriculture by Robert Jensen

Originally published at Resilience.org The Problem of Agriculture by Robert Jensen [This is an excerpt from the new book Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully, published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull, which tells the story of Robert Jensen’s intellectual and political collaboration with teacher/activist Jim Koplin. http://www.amazon.com/Plain-Radical-Living-Learning-Gracefully/dp/1593766181] I was born and raised…

Civil Society Organizations Worldwide Call for Rejection of Industrial Ag, a.k.a. “Climate-Smart Agriculture”

COP21 Statement Don’t be fooled! Civil society says NO to “Climate Smart Agriculture” and urges decision-makers to support agroecology SEPTEMBER 2015 We, the undersigned, belong to civil society organizations including social movements, peasants/farmers organizations and faith-based organizations from around the world. We are working to tackle the impacts of climate change that are already disrupting…

Climate Change and the Power of Community – Steven McFadden

From author Steven McFadden’ blog, The Call of the Land: Climate Change and the Power of Community I wrote out a quick question on a slip of paper, and sent it on to the moderator last night as Bill McKibben of 350.org finished his lecture for the E.N.Thompson Forum in Lincoln, Nebraska. “What about the role…

Time to Dump Industrial Ag: Organic Farming Can Provide a Sustainable Food Supply for 9 Billion People

More research showing the profound benefits of moving away from industrial agriculture, this time from Chairman of the Sustainable Food Supply Foundation, Bertus Buizer. From a February 2015 lecture in Amsterdam.   6 July, 2015 Organic farming has the best credentials for an adequate sustainable food supply Strong annual growth in consumer demand for organic…

Agroecology works. New book highlights success stories around the world.

From the Pesticide Action Network: Agroecological practices can increase farm productivity and food security, improve rural livelihoods and adaption to climate change, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2015 Press Contacts: Sarojeni Rengam, PAN Asia Pacific – [email protected](link sends e-mail), +6 04 657 0271 Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network…