Film Reveals How Industrial Agriculture Destroys Soil

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The documentary, “The Need to Grow,” highlights the damage industrial agriculture is doing to soil health
  • Seventy percent of the planet’s soils have already been destroyed
  • The entire food chain and human life depend on billions of microorganisms that coexist in the soil
  • Tilling the soil disrupts fragile soil life and turns soil carbon into atmospheric carbon dioxide, fueling the climate crisis
  • The film features Michael Smith, inventor of the Green Power House, a power plant powered by sunlight and waste that efficiently creates biochar to accelerate the regeneration of soil

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