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01:22 — "In the United States we’re losing soils at 10 times the rate it takes to regenerate it."


THE GUARDIAN - The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing




01:45 — "Industrial farming costs the environment $3 trillion a year."


TRUCOST - Industrialized farming practices cost the environment some $3 trillion per year




05:13 — "Roughly 30 soccer fields of soil are lost every single minute."


SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues




05:20 — "Today, roughly 70 percent of our soils have already been destroyed."


TIME - What If the World’s Soil Runs Out?




12:36 — "In the longest study of its kind, organic agriculture has been proven to match or surpass conventional yields, emit fewer 35% greenhouse gases, use 45% less energy, and build soil rather than deplete it."


RODALE INSTITUDE - The Farming Systems Trial




13:35 — "A healthy tablespoon of soil contains 6 billion microorganisms."


KRISTIN OHLSON - The Soil Will Save Us (14) An excerpt from "The Soil Will Save Us"




13:49 — "Fungal mycelial networks act like a vast underground internet."


PAUL STAMETS - 6 ways mushrooms can save the world




14:00 — "With only a 1% increase of organic matter, soils hold an additional 25,000 gallons of water per acre - reducing the risk of both drought and flood."


NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE - Soil Health Key Points




14:10 — "When plants absorb CO2, carbon in the form of sugars is fed to soil microbes through the roots. Synthetic fertilizers disrupt the soil’s balance of microbes, beneficial fungus and organic matter."


GRIST - New research: synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health




14:14 — "As a storage container for what was once atmospheric carbon, enough healthy soil could offset virtually all greenhouse gases on the planet. Reference: By increasing the carbon content of soils worldwide by a mere 2%, we would offset 100% of all greenhouse gas emissions on the planet."


DR. RATTAN LAL - Ohio State University GREEN AMERICA - What is Regenerative Agriculture




14:41 — "Regenerative agriculture can not only feed the world, but may be the planet’s only hope to actively reverse climate change."


THE GUARDIAN - We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering




25:48 — "It would take over 3 acres of solar panels to power 100 homes."


BUSINESS JOURNAL - How many acres of solar power panels do 1,000 homes need?




26:22 — "Just a two-inch piece of biochar, if unfolded, would have the surface area the size of a football field."


SCIENCE DAILY - Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY - What is Biochar?




27:09 — "Biochar is emerging as one of the planet’s best solutions to climate change."


VIRGIN EARTH FINALISTS - Al Gore and Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge accepted worldwide submissions to pick the planet’s best solution to climate change. When narrowed down to the top eleven finalists, 3 of those were projects involving biochar.




31:12 — "The global fertilizer market is worth $170 billlion."


BHARAT BOOK BUREAU - Global Fertilizers Industry to soar to $ 172 billion by 2015




31:25 — "After WW2 there was an excess of bomb-making material which was turned into fertilizer."


MOTHER JONES - A Brief History of Our Deadly Addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer




33:54 — "44 billion pounds of chemical fertilizers are used each year."


EWG - Farming and Your Tap Water USDA - Farm Practices - Fertilizer Use Markets




34:19 — "Up to 50% of nitrogen fertilizers are washed away with rain and irrigation water. A drastic pollution leading to an ocean dead zone the size of New Jersey."


KRISTIN OHLSON - The Soil Will Save Us (83-85)




34:35 — "Animal factory farms - easily the most pollutive activity on the planet."


THE GUARDIAN - Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet




34:51 — “Most of these grains are genetically modified organisms.”


VOX - How widespread are GM foods?




39:45 — "750 million people in the world are hungry."


FAO - State of Food Insecurity in the World




40:04 — "The average bite of food travels over 1500 miles to make it to your grocery store."


CUESA - How Far Does Your Food Travel to Get to Your Plate?




40:14 — "During WW2, 20 million home gardens produced 40% of the nation’s food."


CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Victory garden revisited




40:27 — "US Farmers Markets have more than quadrupled in the last 20 years."


PBS - Farmers markets are everywhere. But do laborers see benefits?




51:35 — "Over 97% of food waste ends up in landfills."


WASHINGTON POST - In United States, there’s a lot of food being wasted





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