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  • Writer's pictureJoan Rothchild Hardin

Repair the Soil’s Microbiome to Resolve the Climate Crisis

This short video, narrated by Michael Pollan for the Center for Food Safety, offers a way to reverse the climate crisis: Restore the soil’s microbiome.

“A powerful solution to the climate crisis can be found right beneath our feet—in the soil. By harnessing the immense power of photosynthesis, we can convert atmospheric carbon, a problem, into soil carbon, a solution. Emerging science proves that shifting to regenerative forms of agriculture such as agroecology, agroforestry, cover-cropping, holistic grazing and permaculture will allow us to store excess carbon safely in the ground.” (Center for Food Safety, 2016) REFERENCES Center for Food Safety. (2016). Soil Solutions to Climate Problems – Narrated by Michael Pollan. Video. See:–narrated-by-michael-pollan# © Copyright 2016. Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.

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Comments submitted prior to 8/25/2021

Very interesting! In addition to switching from carbon fuels to sustainable energy, this would help heal the earth. I would add that we could greatly improve our planet as well as our collective karma by putting an end to factory farming with its slurry ponds of blood and

excrement as well as ending the immense cruelty of raising animals for food. Great post!


In reply to Sonnische

Michael Pollan & the Center for Food Safety both have some very sensible ideas.

Joan Hardin


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