To reverse these negative outcomes and restore our remaining grasslands we need to shift our management paradigm. A few changes can result in an immense positive impact in grassland forage quality and species diversity, reversing drought conditions, reducing, and potentially eliminating the use of petrochemicals in our nations wild lands and our food and water.
In addition to growing plants for human food consumption many of the plants grown today are converted to livestock food and biofuel. In all cases soil is the foundation on which we all depend for food and in some cases fuel. Wheat, rice, and corn account for 51% of calories consumed by humans annually (FAO) and soil is the seemingly endless source of fertility leading to massive commodity production. Is the soil a renewable resource?
Use of vitamins and supplements has increased in popularity because of people’s desire for improved health, but this tool has its limitations. Nutrient dense food is one intervention that can address these lifestyle factors. Through numerous studies it is now widely accepted that agricultural practices that promote soil and plant health without the use of synthetic inputs leads to more nutrient dense and phytochemical rich food.