Update #2 ·

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 greenhouse gases.

We have a choice: Cook Organic. Or Cook the Planet. And time is not on our side.

Read Ronnie's World Food Day message

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