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No-till at Woven Roots Farm: An Interview With Co-owner Jen Salinetti

Jen Salinetti is a no-till vegetable farmer in Massachusetts. Jen feels by not disturbing the soil on their farm with tillage, they have a considerable positive impact on carbon sequestration on their land. They have also experienced a significant increase in quality and yields which has enabled them to create a viable business on a small amount of land.


A Crucial Climate Mystery Hides Just Beneath Your Feet

You can have your soil carbon and eat it, too!


New Technologies Offer Hope in Creating a More Transparent and Sustainable Food System

As technology continues to advance, hopefully so will our food systems, and in a way that’s healthier for the planet and us.


Monsanto Tribunal Judges Release Opinion: Monsanto Activities Violate Basic Human Rights

Today the five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion, which include key conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations.


Cows Want to Be Outside As Much As They Want Food

A new study shows that the animals are as motivated to get their feet into clover as they are to eat.


Local Farmers Sowing Seeds of Carbon Farming

There is a climate-change solution that can take root at the local level which can actually reverse climate change by at least 40 percent. By changing the way we grow food, we can actually draw down carbon from the atmosphere and put it to good use where it belongs: In the soil. Call it carbon farming.


Putting A Dollar Value On Ecosystems

How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?Researchers in a new paper try to do just that — with one specific ecosystem service, provided by grasslands: soil carbon storage.


How Soil Microbes and Intercellular Communication Affects Human Health

There’s no such thing as “junk” DNA. As it turns out, this DNA plays an absolutely crucial role in regulating the 25,000 genes that actually make proteins.


Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.


Healthy Soil Is the Real Key to Feeding the World

Conventional farming practices that degrade soil health undermine humanity’s ability to continue feeding everyone over the long run. Regenerative practices like those used on the farms and ranches I visited show that we can readily improve soil fertility on both large farms in the U.S. and on small subsistence farms in the tropics.