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Connecting the Dots Between Pollution, Global Hunger, and Water Scarcity

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  • Industrial agriculture has removed massive amounts of valuable carbon from land, transferring it into air and water
  • Soils can hold vast amounts of carbon, and it can sequester it for long periods of time. In the soil, carbon contributes to improved soil and plant health
  • One of the easiest ways to improve soil health and help sequester carbon in your soil
  • Challenges to implementing carbon sequestration on a more widespread scale include policy and corporate challenges, as there are big companies that profit from practices that don’t improve land health
  • Returning to more sustainable organic farming methods is also necessary in order to support the regeneration of soils, which, ultimately, dictates how nutritious the food grown in it will be

By Dr. Mercola

Global hunger, pollution, and water scarcity – how are these interrelated? Courtney White, a former archaeologist and a Sierra Club activist, connects the dots for us in his book Grass,Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country.

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