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Soil Science & Human Security

Friday, November 09, 2018


Close to one trillion people in the world do not have sufficient food for a healthy and active life. Sustainable agriculture will enhance food production, restore carbon sequestering soil conditions, and ensure that natural resources are managed in the best way possible for long-term sustainability.  ~UNESCO


The goal of regenerative, sustainable agriculture, according to the University of California, Davis, is to meet society's food, fiber, clean air, and nutrient needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment; economic profitability; social and nutrient equity.


We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot. ~Leonardo da Vinci


Sequestering organic carbon in soils is proven to increase soil fertility, while also removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Soil carbon sequestration has become an essential component of both agriculture production and climate change mitigation strategies. 


We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold

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A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change suggests that even if the world manages to ?limit global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius, the goal of the Paris climate agreement, there will still be dire consequences, including crop failures and sea level rise. 


Carbon levels are rising, with the energy sector accounting for 80 percent of global CO2 emissions, and most of the rest caused by deforestation and agriculture, so forests, and farm land treatment and performance is key to reining in rising temperature.


Research estimates that if current crop acreage and pastureland shifted to regenerative organic practices, a large amount of annual global CO2 emissions could be sequestered through photosynthesis and biology.~The Ohio State University


Regenerative organic agriculture is comprised of organic practices including cover crops, residue mulching, composting, crop and pastureland rotation, conservative tillage (not yet used by enough organic and other farmers), which is required for best farming practice and carbon farming.


Nutrient-dense food sustainability sufficient to feed the projected 2050 global population of more than nine billion people is also dependent on ongoing soil regeneration.


Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff

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