Nov 14, 2022
1:08:59

What’s Soil Health and How It’s Affecting You with Rob Herring

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Themes:

Food Systems, Health, Nutrition, Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Sustainability

Summary:

Is Glyphosate really that bad? Does buying local produce actually make a difference? Why should we care about soil — it’s just dirt, right? WRONG! So pumped to bring you this conversation with environmental filmmaker, citizen journalist, and musical activist, Rob Herring. Rob is the director and producer of the award-winning film The Need to GROW, which explores the opportunity we have to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of earth. Join us for a fascinating chat on the importance of restoring our connection to nature, rethinking our food system and regenerating our most precious natural resource: soil. 

Discover:

  • Why using the herbicide Glyphosate has become common-practice for farmers around the world and its detrimental effects on our soil, food and health
  • Why soil biodiversity is so freaking important and why we should care as consumers
  • What regenerative agriculture is and why it’s the key to a healthy planet and people
  • The simplest and most powerful steps you can take to mitigate the effects of destructive/conventional agricultural practices on your health and that of the environment
  • The health benefits of gardening, getting your hands dirty and eating fresh food

 

00:00 Intro

00:36 The Need to GROW

08:07 Why destructive agriculture is the norm

23:42 How you can help

31:15 Connecting with nature and the positive health effects

40:17 The environmental cost of corruption

48:56 What could happen if we let nature regenerate

52:03 Returning to nature 

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