Climate Change and the Food System

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern According to a 2019 report released by the World Resources Institute, agricultural production contributes about 25% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a year. As global temperatures continue to rise, climate change will have long-lasting impacts on our food system and natural environments—an issue that requires action now …

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5 Unique Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern 1) If You’re Eating Meat, Look for Grassfed  The meat industry has been criticized for the ways in which it has contributed to greenhouse gas emissions. Some people switch to a vegetarian, vegan, or simply less-meat-heavy diet in order to reduce their carbon footprint. However, not all meat …

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Healthy Soil

Healthy Soils: A Climate Change Solution

Agriculture is in a unique position to climate change. Our current agricultural system produces 9% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report from 2017. Globally, this sector alone produces almost a quarter of emissions. While our farming system contributes to our changing climate, it also has the …

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Maryland Farmers for a Green New Deal

Written by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association The Green New Deal is the first Congressional proposal to tackle climate change that includes strategies related to food and farming. The Green New Deal would “. . . secure for all people of the United States for generations to come: clean air and water; climate and community resiliency; healthy food; …

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Evaluating our Water Footprint and Ways to Reduce

By Lauren Smith St. Mary’s College of Maryland ’20 We often think of reducing our water usage by doing things like taking shorter showers or turning off the sink while we brush our teeth. This is one way we consume water, called direct water use. However, we often overlook the other type of water consumption that …

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Healthy Soil

Organic Farming a Powerful Solution for Climate Change

Study Reveals Organic’s Huge Potential in Capturing Carbon Organic soil is better at storing carbon dioxide and keeping it out of the atmosphere, according to a recent study from Northeastern University and The Organic Center. The study found that organic soil has a “26 percent greater potential for long-term carbon storage,” making organic farming a powerful …

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