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“Radical, outrageous, insightful…
of Food in
-Kelly Anne Blount, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
"More so than any other artist, writers can step into your life and change it.
Robert Turner is that writer.”
-Dennis Ray, Book Review
Rapid River Magazine
"Don't Just Read This Book.
Pass It Along!"
-Jeff Minick, Book Review, Smoky Mountain Living Magazine
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The recent Covid-19 pandemic and then Russian hackers on our oil and meat supply created food shortages and higher prices that revealed the weak links in our global, industrialized food system—a food supply chain that promotes itself as a source of plenty for all but really creates monopolies for some wealthy corporations and food insecurity for the rest of us. In Lewis Mumford and the Food Fighters, Robert Turner and his misfit band of rebel food fighters define a values-based and principle-centered approach to food that can restore our health, build stronger relationships, and create a more sustainable and resilient food system for future generations.
The Collapse of Biodiversity in North America
Corn and the Electric Car - Disruption Ahead
The Devastating Loss of Farmland Topsoil
The Concentration of Power in the Food Industry
What is Food Sovereignty and Food Security?
Food and the coming Health Care Crisis
How does Agriculture affect Climate Change?
Who are the Food Fighters?
Investing in the Future of Food
Saving the Family Farm
Find recent articles from Robert Turner here:
Robert Turner is a science writer focused on food and farming, environmental science, and new technologies that improve food security, food sovereignty, and community resilience.
Why do I focus my writing on food production?
Food and agriculture represent over 30% of greenhouse gas emissions (including long-distance transportation). We need new fertilizers that are not made from fossil fuels. We need pesticides that are less damaging to ecosystems and the environment, food crops more resistant to heat and drought, new technologies that reduce food waste, more regional supply chains to cut food miles, and better methods of cultivating that protect soil health and fertility so less inputs are needed.
Now groups of farmers, growers, scientists and investors are finding new solutions that capture carbon and regenerate soils.
ABOUT ROBERT TURNER:
Robert Turner is a columnist for Mother Earth News, The Laurel of Asheville magazine, and other regional food and lifestyle magazines. He's also an organic farmer and food politics commentator.
After a successful business career starting multiple companies in diverse industries and global supply chains, he now dedicates his time to helping people understand the global food web and the final conquest of the earth—our soils. He serves on the board of directors for the nationally recognized Organic Growers School. Mr. Turner is an experienced speaker on regenerative agriculture, and a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
Also by Robert Turner
Carrots Don't Grow on Trees:
Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities.
(Discovery Books, 2019)
Science driven, regenerative agriculture is
Better for Farmers, Better for the Planet
The current industrial agriculture system is keeping farmers on the edge of solvency while it destroys our soils and ecosystems.
We need a better way.
I look for Innovation - Driven Solutions
Regenerative Agriculture can capture over One Ton of carbon from the atmosphere per acre/year while it produces more food with lower input costs.
"Wall Street and capital markets have taken notice, and I write about those people and companies on the leading edge of a new food economy."
"The U.N. has said that we have enough topsoil left for 60 years.
That's 60 harvests."
Science-driven regenerative farming practices can restore the health of our planet and people while it sequesters carbon. Agriculture may be the most cost effective tool that we have to pull carbon from the atmosphere and limit the harmful effects of climate change.
Next Generation Technologies
Building a stronger, regionally-based food system with better tilling methods, including no till and limited till, along with multispecies cover crops, crop rotations, reduced chemical applications and intensive, rotational grazing for cattle production, are the key to a sustainable and regenerative food system of the future. I'll be writing about these things.
What drives my research and writing?
Upper pasture at Creekside Farm
Our Strategy must be Different.
Our investments in the food system must combine acceptable financial returns with long-term social and environmental benefits.
It's not just about the environment or climate change. We cannot continue feeding ourselves with food from far-away places. Every community around the world must be able to feed itself, because that brings food security in uncertain times.
What I'm working on now
Over the coming months, I'll be writing about public and private companies in the Ag Tech and sustainable food sectors that are bringing innovation across the supply chain, including:
• Carbon Sequestration
• Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
• Soil Health, Microbial Health
• Ag Biologics for crop nutrition and protection
• Precision Agriculture and Farm Optimization
• Supply Chain Optimization including eCommerce
• Food Preservation and Waste Reduction
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Community Supported Agriculture
Eat Your View
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