Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution
Rodale Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, has just come out with a new white paper that shows shifting to Regenerative Agriculture could sequester 100% of annual carbon emissions.
- Shifting both crop and pasture management globally to regenerative systems is a powerful combination that could drawdown more than 100% of annual CO2 emissions, pulling carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil.
- With appropriate grazing management, livestock can increase carbon sequestered in the soil that more than offsets their greenhouse gas emissions.
- Crop yields in regenerative systems have been shown to outcompete conventional yields for almost all food crops, proving that regenerative can feed the world while stabilizing the climate, regenerating ecosystems, restoring biodiversity and enhancing rural communities.
- Eaters, farmers, and policymakers can make a difference in the climate crisis fight by: Supporting and implementing regenerative practices, Encouraging adoption of regenerative systems by peers and governments, & Divesting from systems that destroy soil health