The choices we make around food are essential to our health and well-being, and that of our planet.
To combat the long-lasting social and environmental impacts of industrial agriculture, we need sustainable food systems that preserve soil health, removes toxins, and protects the health of farm workers, farmers, and consumers.
Agriculture is the most polluting industry in the world because of the prevalent use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Over time, these harmful chemicals not only deplete the very soil they rely upon, but pollute water supplies, degrade the health of surrounding communities, and have myriad other negative impacts. Additionally, many of the United States' most commonly grown crops are genetically engineered, which have a host of known and potentially unknown consequences.
Organic farming methods, and regenerative agriculture in particular, present alternatives to the conventional methods largely used today. These approaches reduce chemical use, improve the soil, and take surrounding social and environmental systems into consideration.
We all eat. Find out how you can make better choices and use your consumer voice to shift the United States towards sustainable food systems that are safe for people and the planet.