- Our Regeneration Farming Mission
The solution to the climate and food crises is under our feet and at the end of our knives and forks. To date, global climate crisis conversations have focused on solely emissions reduction. While necessary, reducing fossil fuel emissions alone is simply inadequate – it is a 50% solution. Even if we were to cut all human-induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, the globe would continue to warm for decades or even centuries to come.
However, there is hope. There is growing scientiﬁc evidence that regenerative agriculture can reverse climate change through soil carbon sequestration, while at the same time delivering other essential ecological, economic, and health beneﬁts.
Given that the industrial food and farming system as a whole is the number one cause of GHG emissions, climate activists need to start thinking of themselves as food, farming and natural health activists as well.Given that the industrial food and farming system as a whole is the number one cause of GHG emissions, climate activists need to start thinking of themselves as food, farming and natural health activists as well.
Ecco Bella is an “agricultural company” and we will do our best to purchase regenerative oils and herbs and we will make contributions to Regeneration International.
Feeds the world: Small farmers already feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland.
Decreases GHG emissions: A new food system could be a key driver of solutions to climate change. The current industrial food system is responsible for 44 to 57% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.
Can reverse climate change: Emissions reduction alone is simply inadequate. Luckily, the science says that we can actually reverse climate change by increasing soil carbon stocks.
Improves yields: In cases of extreme weather and climate change, yields on organic farms are significantly higher than conventional farms.
Destroys soil nutrients, which contributes to the 793 million people worldwide suffering from malnutrition, by drastically reducing yields and producing food deficient in essential nutrients (FAO, 2015) (FAO, 2013).
Contributes an estimated half of all human produced GHG emissions - anywhere between a low of 44% and a high of 57%.
Depletes soil carbon: Soils have lost 50-75 percent of their original carbon content.
Destroys agricultural biodiversity through the use of GMOs and monocropping, leading to a 75% decrease in genetic diversity over the past 100 years.