The role of soil regeneration to address climate change and feed the hungry is becoming better understood. In 2015, along with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, public and private sector work began on demonstrating agricultural soils role. While reduction of the greenhouse gases is essential to curb global warming, regeneration of soil carbon is just as important. Agricultural soils, especially grasslands, pastures and forest soils support the critical photosynthesis process which removes 30% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.
If we could increase and regenerate current carbon levels in the topsoil by 0.4% annually, we could stop the annual increase of CO2. There’s a bonus too, we could feed the projected 9.8 billion people on planet earth in 2050. Stewarding the soil now can slow global warming and feed our people. If your company is committed to sustainability, what are you doing in this area?
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