[permaculture] Scientists and Activists Build Food, Soil and Climate Movement | News | teleSUR English

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 15:24:08 EDT 2015


(Attn: Steve, Re: spread permaculture practice worldwide - its happening
here - see article:
" Regeneration International is a coalition of activists, farmers, and
researchers that promotes the “multifunctional benefits of regenerative
forms of agriculture such as agro-ecology, holistic grazing, cover
cropping, permaculture, and agroforestry” as critical to countering the
detrimental impacts of industrial farming on the environment and small
farmers. "]

Scientists and Activists Build Food, Soil and Climate Movement | News |
teleSUR English
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Scientists-and-Activists-Build-Food-Soil-and-Climate-Movement-20150609-0010.html

Activists say the close connection between soil health, climate change, and
global food security calls for radical alternatives. A diverse group of
scientists, farmers, and activists from 21 nations have launched a movement
to “feed the world and reverse climate change” through sustainable and
regenerative agriculture as a response to intersecting global crises.
Climate change, soil degradation, and the power of alternative methods of
food production and land stewardship to mitigate threats to the global food
system topped the agenda for participants in the Regeneration International
conference wrapping up on Tuesday at Costa Rica's Finca Luna Nueva organic
and biodynamic farm.

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"This is new science that’s connecting the food issues with the climate
issue, making it more and more clear that by fixing the soil, and fixing
the way we produce food, we can fix the climate as well," said Organic
Consumers Association international director and Regeneration International
steering committee member Ronnie Cummins in a statement. A growing body of
scientific research is showing that holistic, agroecological, and
regenerative agricultural practices make farming more resilient, increase
crop yields, and are a key part of the agricultural transformation required
to strengthen global food security in a changing climate. RELATED:
'Climate-Smart' Agriculture Is a Corporate Deception In 2013, a United
Nations report on trade and the environment called for “a paradigm shift in
agricultural development” from industrial chemical-intensive and
monocultural farming to an “ecological intensive” approach prioritizing
holistic management of water, soil, and agro-ecosystems. "Bringing soil to
the center of our consciousness and our planning is vital not only for the
life of the soil, but also for the future of our society,” said food and
seed sovereignty activist and Regeneration International steering committee
member Vandana Shiva in a statement. “Regenerative agriculture provides
answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate
crisis and the crisis of democracy.”

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The announcement of the new movement at the Regeneration International
conference comes days after the world's largest social movement La Via
Campesina launched a pan-European campaign for peoples' control of land,
seeds, and water advocating food sovereignty as an alternative model to the
corporate-controlled global food system. RELATED: La Via Campesina Reclaims
Right to Food for People, not Profit Focused on uniting movements and
campaigns to organize around alternative food production methods, climate
change adaptation, carbon sequestration, and soil health restoration, the
Regeneration International conference is the first of a series of similar
international meetings. Regeneration International is a coalition of
activists, farmers, and researchers that promotes the “multifunctional
benefits of regenerative forms of agriculture such as agro-ecology,
holistic grazing, cover cropping, permaculture, and agroforestry” as
critical to countering the detrimental impacts of industrial farming on the
environment and small farmers.

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