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New Food Order: Defining and Scaling Regenerative Agriculture

Published On: May 12, 2023Categories: Planetary health

By Dawn Reiss

Regenerative agriculture is more important than ever.

As the food industry moves into more sustainable practices to mitigate climate change, implementing regenerative practices to build more resilient ecosystems has become a burgeoning trend.

It’s about renewing the land, by farming, ranching and creating a food system in a holistic manner within nature. While regenerative agriculture looks to improve soil health and increase biodiversity, its meaning isn’t synonymous. That can make defining it complicated.

“One of my board members often calls it ‘farming in the service of life,’” says Elizabeth Whitlow, executive director at the Regenerative Organic Alliance. “And I really love that.”

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