Regenerative agriculture is in everyone’s best interest. 

This is true for the producer, who reap a variety of benefits from fully regenerated soil. The general idea being healthy soil is more resistant to environmental stresses; ranging from drought to disease, and will therefore produce healthier plants.

This is true for consumers, who stand to gain more nutritious food. And this is no boast; regenerative agriculture is focused on restoring natural mineral and nutrient cycles in the soil. As nutrients in our food (i.e. fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.,) originate as nutrients in the soil which are absorbed by plants, we can say that healthy soils literally produce healthy food.  

And of course this is also true for the environment. Beyond the restoration of natural mineral cycles, regenerative farming also promotes biodiversity through the use of cover cropping, multi-year crop rotations and animal integration. 

As a completely serendipitous happenstance, regenerative farming also tends to sequester large quantities of carbon in the soil — in fact sequestering carbon is a central goal of regenerative agriculture. But not to fight climate change or any such thing, regenerative farmers sequester carbon to increase their soil’s health which is ultimately for personal economic reasons — pulling greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and saving the world from global warming is just a byproduct of regenerative farming; it can’t be helped really. 

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