About this event
From the four crises humanity currently faces –on public health, job loss, climate instability and extensive food insecurity– a local, sustainable, organic production of food following key agroecological principles can serve as a holistic solution that can easily be implemented planet wide.
(We will be sending -within 48 hours before the conference-, the access info to the zoom event and also the link to enjoy the documentary The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.)
Date and time
Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 6:00 AM –
Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT
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Organizer of 7th Soil Not Oil Virtual Conference “Our Food Our Medicine”.
Global food security and life of future generations is at risk. The Soil Not Oil Coalition is part of a global-growing movement leaded by scientists, environmental organizations and citizens who share concerns and collect data that proves the decline in soil health, which is the result of the use of fossil fuels since the 1800’s and the extended use of agro-chemicals in industrial agriculture since the 1960’s, those factors, along with deforestation, acidification of the ocean and disruption of ecological cycles, have created a problem that only can be solved with educating on tools available to sequester carbon back into the soils . We believe that restructuring land management practices is key to combating climate change, restoring water cycles, reducing global environmental pollution, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production and revitalizing local economies across the planet. The corporate agricultural practice of using more chemicals, more often at higher concentrations with high transportation costs, is not sustainable and deteriorates soil health and productivity, while only benefiting corporate financial interests. Furthermore, we recognize that rapidly accelerating human-caused climate change is a current threat to food security and requires urgent action to halt the reckless and expanding fossil fuel industry. The Soil Not Oil Coalition promotes research and further understanding to optimize soil carbon sequestration and sustainability, to aid in the development of adequate food production for future generations and to help reverse the effects of global warming.