“How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution” Press Briefing was also co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Rodale Institute, Organic Consumers, Regeneration International, and The Sierra Club.
On January 11, 2017, a press briefing inside the U.S. Capitol on soil health and reversing climate change was sponsored by a diversity of environmental groups and government agencies, including: Alliance for Natural Health, Beyond Pesticides, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, the Carbon Underground, Center for Food Safety, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Foodwaze, Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, GrassPower, International Fund for China’s Environment, Northeast Organic Farming Association-Massachusetts, Regeneration Vermont, Rodale Institute, Sierra Club Regenerative Agriculture Committee, Sierra Club Soils Committee, Soil4Climate, Soil Carbon Coalition, Soil Solutions, and the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Organizers of the briefing issued a statement that read: “Hope for the future depends on reversing three disturbing trends: dangerous concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, skyrocketing rates of diet-related diseases, and rapidly vanishing natural resources, especially water. These problems have one thing in common: They can’t be solved without soil. We might take dirt for granted, but we can’t do much without it. In this briefing, experts will explain how our ability to feed the world and cool the planet depends on how we care for the soil.”
Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, VT
Diana Donlon, Director, The Soil Solutions Project, Center for Food Safety
Dr. Kristine Nichols, Chief Scientist, The Rodale Institute
Kristin Ohlson, author, The Soil Will Save Us
Judith Schwartz, author, “Cows Save the Planet” and “Water In Plain Sight”
David Smith, Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Watch video of the event here.