Pledge to support organic farming practices that have the potential to reverse global warming and save us from climate catastrophe.
For the past five years, the Organic Consumers Association has been passionately talking and writing
about how organic farming, ranching, and forestry practices can
potentially reverse global warming and save us from climate catastrophe.
There were times when we thought we were preaching only to the choir. But now a growing number of leading food and environmental writers, including Michael Pollan and Mark Hertsgaard, are joining the chorus and educating the public on how we can use sustainable farming, ranching and biochar practices to exponentially increase plant photosynthesis and soil carbon sequestration on hundreds of millions of acres of farmland, pasture, and range land.
This Great Transition
has the potential to bring our current greenhouse gas pollution down
from our 400 ppm of CO2 to 350 ppm – the number scientists say we need
to achieve if we're going to survive. If we can achieve this, we can
stabilize our dangerously out-of-control global climate. And in the
process, we'll dramatically increase soil fertility, biodiversity, and
As Pollan puts it,
moving away from factory farms and industrial/GMO agriculture to organic
no-till farming and rotational grazing "gets us out of one of the
worst aspects of environmental thinking - the zero sum idea that we
can't feed ourselves and save the planet at the same time. It also
raises our spirits about the challenges ahead, which is not a small