From Organic Consumers Association
OCA often talks about our long term goal: making organic and regenerative food, farming, and land use (and natural health) the norm, rather than just the alternative. As our longtime ally Vandana Shiva points out, this would be “the solution to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the climate crisis, and the crisis of democracy.”
OCA and its allies worldwide are dedicated to addressing critical issues of climate change, soil health, biodiversity, water pollution and scarcity, nutrition, environmental contamination, deteriorating public health, forced migration, economic justice, and rural economic development. But what do we need to do to make this goal a practical reality? What would an “Organic Greater Reset” look like.
We need to stop corrupt politicians and the global elite from subsidizing chemical and fossil fuel-intensive agriculture, GMOs, lab food, and factory farms. We need to pay organic farmers and ranchers, not only a fair price for the food and products they produce, but we need to pay them for sequestering excess atmospheric carbon in soils and above ground plants and trees, as well as providing other key environmental services such as preserving clean water, improving soil fertility, protecting biodiversity, wetlands, and wildlife habitat, and rehydrating and reforesting parched landscapes.
One thought on “Imagining A Greater Organic Reset”
Still, we have at least half of the country (just guessing and it’s probably less) that won’t or can’t pay for organic food and don’t want to learn about it. It also doesn’t help that they don’t hear the truth about organic food and how it can help turn this world around. AHA and other groups are still lying about the health benefits of organic, virgin coconut oil and other ridiculous stories. Unless they are nutritionally educated, doctors know very little about these topics. So I agree with you, but there’s a lot of work to do.