Are you passionate about the outdoors? Then you should also be passionate about your food. Did you know that your diet directly impacts the climate? The rain? The snow? The ecosystems. Currently, the planet around you can be considered “in crisis” as modern technology bleeds into the food industry leaving our food supply nearly unrecognizable as food!
The groundwater is poisoned, the air is polluted, there are toxic chemicals in almost every product you can buy off the shelves, the livestock is loaded with antibiotics, and fossil fuel is almost a thing of the past… the list goes on.
Do you believe that sustainably grown, harvested and transported food can help restore our land, water and wildlife? Patagonia does. The clothing/outdoor gear company founded by Yvon Chouinard – rock climber, falconer, surfer, and otherwise outdoorsman, released a new film called Unbroken Ground. From Patagonia Provisions, directed by Chris Mallow, the full-length film explores how responsible agriculture can help turn back the clock on climate change.
4 ways to approach the environmental crisis through food:
1. Regenerative Farming. How building back topsoil is one of the most important tasks in agriculture. And how to do it.
2. Regenerative Grazing. Utilizing different sources of meat, for example buffalo as it promotes diversity on grazing lands. And reduces harm to soil degradation.
3. Diversified Crop Development. Supports local farmers in order to maintain seed diversity and reduce the reliance on pesticides.
4. Restorative Fishing. A catch & release style that returns threatened species of fish back into the water unharmed. Includes handling of fish by individual employees to also honor our spiritual connection to such a valued food source.
Join Patagonia in their mission to maintain diverse wildlife, plant life and our oceans through making the right, sustainable choices. It matters now, more than ever, HOW we do things.