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Radical, outrageous, insightful…

 

 The 

 Future

 of Food in

 America”

  

 -Kelly Anne Blount, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

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"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. 

Story Ideas:

  • 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:

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Robert Turner is a writer focused on food and farming, environmental science, and new technologies that improve food security, food sovereignty, and community resilience.  

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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 writer for regional food and lifestyle magazines, 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.

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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.

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."

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Earth-Powered Agriculture

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.

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE TIMELINE

MEASURABLE RESULTS IN 2-3 YEARS

YEAR

ONE

BEGIN REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

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YEAR

TWO

INCREASED CARBON SEQUESTRATION

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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

Discovery Books, LLC.