After Paris: Why the natural food industry should double down on regenerative organic agriculture
While most industries focus on emissions, the food industry can uniquely also focus on sequestration. Both are necessary to combat global warming.
When President Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, a collective gasp could be heard across the United States and around the world. After all, 195 countries came together in Paris in 2015 to collaboratively address the escalating threats of global warming. Our commitment called for cutting our nation’s climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025. In aggregate, the climate treaty goal is to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Now, the USA—the second biggest carbon emitter after China—is one of only three countries not participating in the historic accord, and one of them, Nicaragua, chooses not to participate because it feels the accord is not strong enough