The Future of Farming
As the population of the world continues to grow, industrial farming demands may soon exceed the earth's capabilities.
According to an interesting podcast from Scientific American’s “60-Second Earth” weekly series, we may be running out of dirt.
Destructive farming has put a dent in the earth and it’s precious soil and air. To be proactive, we must find ways to practice more efficient farming.
The future of farming is a future of fighting climate change and continuing to battle to preserve these soils. Ultimately, this will also be decided by the future of eating: the amount of land needed for farming in the first place could be radically reduced if people stopped eating as much meat.
There are several methods that scientists are finding very beneficial to the soil and the future of farming practices – biochar and no-till farming.
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