Food can be found as one of the core solutions in the battle against climate change, pollution, the protection of global wildlife, and the need for a more equitable society. Half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture. Food production and distribution is responsible for over a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, and is the leading cause of deforestation and associated biodiversity loss.
Industrial farming practices have been incentivized by the federal government which damage soil progressively, pollute our environment, and lead to the extinction of plant and animal species at an alarming rate. Agriculture and aquaculture are a threat for 24,000 of the 28,000 species currently threatened with extinction.
As the global population continues to rise, so do our demands for food and water. The current system is unsustainable, and ineffective in a world where 690 million people went hungry in 2019. We stand at a crux in history in which we have the chance to heed science, and forge a different path. We have the opportunity to overhaul a system that has the same amount of constructive potential as it does destructive.
Our system has failed us, but there is another way. One of resurrection. Resurrection of our soil and the biodiversity of our lands. Resurrection of our communities, our connection to the land, and our physical well-being. A way that nourishes our bodies while saving our earth, and leaves no one behind. This project is a celebration of those who share that vision and dare to act on it.