If we’re serious about heading off a climate crisis, we better start paying attention to what’s on the end of our forks. As it turns out, factory farms are one of the biggest culprits in the climate change calamity.
On inauguration day, President Obama promised to "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” Empty words? Or did he mean it? On Feb. 17, OCA will march with nearly 80 other organizations in what promises to be the largest climate rally in history, Forward on Climate. We’ll join hands and voices with thousands of others in Washington D.C. to pressure Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and enact tough carbon limits on our nation’s dirty power plants.
But we’ll bring our own message, too: Cook organic, not the planet! Because while new, green technologies have their place in solving the climate crisis, a simple tried-and-true technology to restore carbon to our soil and keep greenhouse gases out of our atmosphere has been right under our noses – and our feet – for centuries: climate-friendly organic farming.
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