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-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
Author, farmer and food politics commentator Robert Turner may be available to speak to your group on this important topic.
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
On a Mission to Change Lives
I believe the Path to a Sustainable Food Future lies right beneath our feet, and it begins with Regional, Regenerative Agriculture.
We’re driving fuel efficient cars and live in energy efficient homes but give no consideration to the carbon emissions associated with our dinner, or the degradation of our soils and biosphere from industrial agriculture.
Now groups of farmers, growers, scientists and investors are finding new, regionally-based solutions that capture carbon and regenerate soils while improving food security and food soveriegnty closer to home.
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 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 and is an experienced speaker on regenerative agriculture.
Also by Robert Turner
Carrots Don't Grow on Trees:
Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities.
(Discovery Books, 2019)
Regionally based, 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.
"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.
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE TIMELINE
MEASURABLE RESULTS IN 2-3 YEARS
BEGIN REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
INCREASED CARBON SEQUESTRATION
Upper pasture at Creekside Farm
Vegetable gardens at Creekside Farm
Our Strategy must be Different.
We cannot continue feeding ourselves with food from far-away places. Our investments in the food system must combine acceptable financial returns with long-term social and environmental benefits. We can improve food security, food sovereignty, community health and resilience.
It's not just about the environment or climate change. Every community around the world must be able to feed itself, because that brings food security in uncertain times.
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