95% of global food relies on healthy soil.
Soil health has seen a rapid decline since the industrialization of agriculture. Agricultural chemicals, deforestation, and overgrazing are to blame.
Regenerative and sustainably grown food relies on building and maintaining soil health for crop well-being and resilience. This allows the soil to sequester more carbon through no-till practices, incorporation of livestock supports more food per acre, and use of cover crops bypasses chemical and artificial pesticides and herbicides. Soil has the potential to store three times more carbon than the atmosphere does.
These practices mean our food can improve the environment and us as consumers. If you really want to learn more about why regenerative is the future of food, the Rodale Institute is a pioneer and leader in this movement.