Planet Before Profit

Regenerative Agriculture 

From both an economic and an environmental point of view many of our current methods of intensive farming are unsustainable.

Modern intensive farming is dependent on government subsidies, produces vast amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous-oxide and pollution. Worryingly, the millions of litres of pesticides, weed killers and concentrated nitrogen fossil fuel-based fertilisers which are poured onto the fields drain into our rivers, water supplies and oceans, killing biodiversity and causing human health problems which are only just being discovered.

Learn more  https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmpublic/Agriculture/memo/AB26.htm 

The UK government's own data indicates that over 75% of intensively farmed arable land is now "greatly depleted or devoid of microbial life, invertebrates and organic soil bacteria".

Learn more https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=K3-V1j-zMZw&feature=emb_logo 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/805926/State_of_the_environment_soil_report.pdf

Avalon replaces intensive farming with vertical farming, hydroponics and no-till and regenerative farming techniques offering low chemical and low water use with a greatly reduced land and carbon footprint. 

Results from a 30-year ongoing study published by researchers at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station show that over the long-term, no-till agriculture produces improved crop yields. 

Over time no-till agriculture improves crop yield and has positive environmental impacts by creating higher quality soil and reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

“When we look over time, initially, when the land is converted to no-till there’s no difference in yield,” Haddad said. “Yet over time every year the crop yield in no-till treatments becomes higher and higher relative to conventional agriculture. 

Learn more https://greatlakesecho.org/2020/08/07/msu-study-finds-no-till-farming-yields-long-term-economic-benefits/ 

"Global adoption of regenerative agriculture can sequester 100% of fossil fuel carbon emissions"