U.S. Senate Briefing - How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution

Hope for the future depends on reversing three disturbing trends: unprecedented concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, skyrocketing rates of diet-related chronic disease, and rapidly diminishing natural resources, especially water. These problems have one thing in common: They can't be solved without soil. We might take dirt for granted, but we can't do much without it. In this briefing, experts will explain how our ability to feed the world and cool the planet depends on how we care for the soil.

United States Senator Bernie Sanders' office has invited Kristin Ohlson to speak during a U.S. Senate briefing. Among topics covered, Kristin will discuss her recent article on how crop insurance has discouraged regenerative farm practices.

Speakers (TBC)
Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, VT
Diana Donlon, Director, The Soil Solutions Project, Center for Food Safety
Dr. Kristine Nichols, Chief Scientist, The Rodale Institute
Kristin Ohlson, author, The Soil Will Save Us
Judith Schwartz, author, Cows Save the Planet and Water In Plain Sight
David Smith, Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sponsors: Organic Consumers Association, Regeneration International
Co-Sponsors: Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Center for Food Safety, GrassPower, Regeneration Vermont, Rodale Institute, Soil Solutions

Date and time: 
January 11, 2017, 9:00 AM
City and state: 
Washington, DC