Aug 4, 2021

Why Carbon Credits Are The Next Opportunity For Farmers

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Meat lovers will be upset about what I am going to write. I consider myself a meat lover too but I have to face the facts. Livestock industry is consuming a lot of crops like corn, barley, hay and soybeans which cover most of farmlands. And these crops can not be grown inside vertical farms or hydroponic farms. Regenerative agriculture can reduce CO2 and gives a solution to improve the quality of the soil from breaking. We need to let most farm lands to recover so we can avoid desertification. Plant-based food also uses soybeans and other crops but i think it will have less impact on farmlands since livestock will have less share. Humans were hunter gatherers then we start growing wheat to feed our growing population to adapt with the situation and now we are facing new challenges that could change our diet in the next 40 years.

Regenerative farming refers to practices focused on replenishing the soil’s nutrients and includes things like no-till cultivation, rotational cattle grazing, using less synthetic fertilizers and planting cover crops. In addition to making soil and crops healthier, the practices help to sequester CO2.

Lately, the movement has gained the support of major corporations like General Mills and PepsiCo, as well as the Biden administration. Now, a number of carbon markets such as Nori and Indigo Ag are springing up to encourage farmers to participate, but challenges remain.

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