At the Root of Everything, it’s About Soil Health
Whether it’s increasing soil fertility to maximize harvest, minimize erosion, prevent nutrient run-off, enhance biodiversity or attract native pollinators, there’s no shortage of benefits to improving soil health. Beyond those benefits, improving soil health captures carbon from the earth’s atmosphere and sequesters it in the soil microbiome.
Naturally, at Whole Foods Market, we encourage efforts supporting environmental stewardship and responsible food systems. Together, we’re learning how regenerative agriculture can revolutionize how we grow, harvest and produce food.
The FAO at the United Nations has stated that we have
60 harvests left on this planet. That’s because we continue to degrade and lose soil.
When we think in terms of how would our food system look if it was regenerative, how would our planet look when we’re regenerating our soils, what would happen is that our cropping systems would be much more diverse. It’s the best investment we can make for ourselves and future generations.TIM LASALLE, CO-FOUNDER
THE CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AT CSU CHICO
The Story of Soil and Food
Check out this introduction to soil science and food by Univeristy of California at Davis. To learn more, check out their interactive Soil Life website.
The Soil Story
This short video is an easy-to-understand explanation of carbon in our soil and carbon in our atmosphere. It is narrated by Larry Kopald of The Carbon Underground and was produced by Kiss the Ground.
A.C. Gallo on Regenerative
Whole Foods Market’s President and COO, A.C. Gallo discusses regenerative agriculture, local suppliers and what it takes to innovate the food industry with Danielle Nierenberg in Food Tank’s annual “Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork” conference.