Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, and regenerative agriculture. These inspiring testaments to human ingenuity and goodwill have two things in common: They involve smaller-scale farms adapted to local conditions, and they depend more on human attention and care than on energy and technology.

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Using Agroforestry to Save the Planet

According to a report by Biodiversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, and Charles Sturt University, forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Yet, 30 percent of the world’s forests are used primarily for the production of wood products.

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Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

When people think of potential solutions to global warming, they tend to visualize technologies like solar panels or electric cars. A new study found that better management of forests, grasslands and soils in the United States could offset as much as 21 percent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

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