World Food Day: Cook Organic, Not the Planet
“Our house is on fire. Rather than argue about how fast it's burning, we need to start throwing buckets of water.” - Michael Brune, Director, Sierra Club, Sept. 27, 2013
Michael Brune isright. Our house is on fire. We’d better start throwing buckets of water. Fast.
This World Food
Day, OCA National Director, Ronnie Cummins, urged everyone who wants
to help put out the fire to take a close look at the food you eat. Where
did it come from? How was it grown or raised? What did it take to get
it from the farm to your table?
These questions are
rarely part of the climate-change debate. Yet they should be. Because
today’s global food system, with its intense dependence on
biotechnology, chemicals, water and fossil fuels, is destroying the
natural capacity of plants, trees and soils to sequester excess
We have a choice: Cook Organic. Or Cook the Planet. And time is not on our side.