The keys to unlocking large scale regenerative agriculture: Takeaways from the 2022 Regen Ag Summit

Regenerative agriculture works and is now more profitable than ‘modern’ agriculture because of the ever higher direct costs of fertilizers, pesticides and fuel.

The indirect costs of having depleted the soil of its biological life through deep tilling include increasing costs due to water usage and erosion the ever more apparent and measurable effect of decreased nutritional value of the crops produced on depleted soil.

Conventional farming depletes soil of biological life, the microbes and fungi that hold the soil together. Without this life, the depleted soil is dramatically less resistant to erosion. Above, regeneratively farmed soil (left) holds together in water while conventionally farmed soil (right) from the same plot of land dissipates easily and rapidly.

Time is running out, but the solutions are at hand. Political will and some funding, at a tiny fraction of the annual EU CAP budget, is now needed.

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