The choices we make around food are essential to our health and well-being, and that of our planet.
To combat the long lasting environmental impacts of industrial agriculture, we need to farm in a way that preserves soil health, removes toxins, and protects the health of farm workers, farmers, and consumers.
Agriculture is the most polluting industry in the world because of the prevalent use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. Overtime, these toxic chemicals not only degrade soil health, but also pollute water supplies and harm the health of surrounding communities. In addition, a majority of US crops are genetically engineered.
Organic farming, and regenerative agriculture in particular, are holistic approaches which do not rely on chemicals. This approach improves soil health, does not cause toxic run-off, and protects farmworker and community health.
We all must eat. Find out how you can make better choices, and use your consumer voice, to shift the United States towards agriculture that is safe for people and the planet.