The need to embrace agroecology has never been greater.
Chefs have the power to steer the conversation toward regenerative agriculture, a practice that gives back to the Earth and yields more nutritious, tastier ingredients.
Cover crops can build soil health, combat the climate crisis, mitigate drought, and boost farmers’ livelihoods.
Droughts have increased globally by nearly 30 percent since 2000. Sustainable land management practices can restore the soil and promote resilience.
About a third of arable land is now moderately to severely degraded, but cover crops offer a potential solution.
Incentivizing American organic grain production can help reduce synthetic fertilizer use and import dependencies while generating farmer income and healthier soil.
Using human-centered design, research, and development, researchers are working to build resilience in the food system.
While baby steps such as cover cropping are getting the Midwest closer to protecting their water and soil, more needs to be done to revive soil and water health.
The skin-care company is now investing a surprising amount of time and capital in projects that affect how people eat—from GMO labeling to promoting regenerative agriculture—putting themselves at the forefront of efforts to build a more sustainable food system.