Get Your Dirt Working With Microbes

There are microbes (tiny, invisible fungi, bacteria and single-cell organisms) are everywhere and life is utterly dependent on them. In the same way microbes are essential to the body, they’re essential to the soil. But agriculture disturbs the soil. Tilling quite literally turns well-established microbial communities upside down. And in the process, stores of carbon are released.

Nature’s Stewards

The first ever carbon credits generated from rice farmers were sold because these pioneers tested implementing conservation practices on their crops. They reduced methane emissions and generated a carbon credit, and also reduced energy consumption and water use.

Oxford Study Attacks Regenerative Agriculture — Monsanto Ally?

A University of Oxford think tank, the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), has come out with a report, “Grazed and Confused,” that likens 100-percent-grass-fed beef to that produced on a 10,000-cow confined animal feedlot operation (CAFO) — calling them basically the same in climate impacts. Think, for a moment, how absurd that is.

An Epic Success Story

Ever since Epic was purchased by packaged food titan General Mills in January 2016, Forrest and Collins put themselves in the position of thought leaders hell-bent on altering the prevailing relationship between farm animals and grazing lands.

Monsanto in Trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year. Plus more and more weeds are resistant to the pesticide.