A revolutionary shift to a sustainable, organic model of agricul-ture is needed now more than ever. In a time of population growth, climate change, and ever-scarcer natural resources, communities must take control of their food security.
A return to the core principles of organic farming can restore en-vironmental balance by:
• Managing ecosystems for the long term, rather than blasting crops with chemicals to raise production in the short term;
• Recycling yard waste and converting it to compost that is filled with natural organisms that create healthy nutrients for the plant;
• Creating compost that inoculates the soil and improves plants’ ability to absorb nutrients and resist pests and disease natural-ly;
• Avoiding the synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that damage soil fertility and pollute water supplies;
• Reducing dependence on fossil fuels by sequestering carbon and creating a carbon tax credit that can be sold on the market;
• Eliminating dependence on industrial-scale agriculture chemical products and redistributing income opportunities from a few companies to many small farmers using a model that can be implemented anywhere, even in inner cities;
• Protecting farm workers and consumers from exposure to toxic chemicals.