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Nature is indispensable. Without it, goods and services would not be able to materialize. In fact, USD44 trillion of economic value generated each year is moderately or highly dependent on nature. This is more than 50% of global GDP. Today, land degradation costs the world USD6.3 trillion, equivalent to 7.3% of global GDP each year and it happens hugely because financial materiality of the degradation is not factored into decision making. Restoring land and preventing further soil degradation is critical for food security and tackling climate change. 
 
Food Systems Carbon Footprint
has been Vastly Underestimated


As the title of the article suggests, we have all been vastly underestimating the food systems' carbon footprint and over the years, we've been burying the emissions into other categories.

However, the new analysis offers a more "integrated approach across every part of what it takes to get food from the field to fork and into the trash bin", confirming that what we eat and how food is grown is pivotal to solving the climate crisis.
“To save the environment, we don’t need to completely derail the economy”. These aren’t our words verbatim, but they certainly are wise words from Yuval Noah Harari. The famed historian, philosopher and the bestselling author estimates that 2% of global GDP is more than enough to prevent an ecological cataclysm, providing these dollars go into the right investments.

What Your Food Ate

New book alert! David R. Montgomery and Anna Bikle illustrates a mountain of evidence of how soil health can affect crops and animals, and ultimately 'us'. Farming practices can indirectly influence our health, and modern agriculture is depriving us from quality produce. Are we really eating for nutrition after all...
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