It’s important, and remarkable, that we’ve arrived to a point in our country where people are getting arrested on the steps of the US Capitol because of fossil fuel use. We couldn’t have imagined this even 10 years ago. Climate change is that urgent.
This week’s theme was food justice. They tweeted this @cbsnews story (link) about farmers and climate change:
“more farmers need to embrace practices like extended crop rotation, conservation tillage… (and) other agricultural methods including putting livestock back on the land, practicing more rotational grazing, and generating green energy on farms.”Can farmers sow their way out of climate change? – CBS News
I agree with this message.
At the same time, I was concerned when I saw an 11-year old child talking about being on a vegan diet. This can be problematic from a growth / brain development perspective, and these diets are not recommended by many physicians and several european countries for children, adolescents, or pregnant women, due to these known risks. I understand these diets can be accommodated safely with proper medical supervision. The promotion of them in at-risk populations without this information takes away from the greater message:
A move away from fossil fuels and toward regenerative agriculture are important messages for #HealthyPeopleHealthyPlanet – we can’t have one without the other.
Thanks for enhancing the public’s understanding of this issue.
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