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US Crops Are Disturbingly Vulnerable to Another Dust Bowl

A 1930s-style major crop dust bowl could be imminent in the U.S. — with severe repercussions — if the country continues down the agricultural path it’s on, Gizmodo reports. Part of the concern is anticipated rises in global temperatures. But another concern is the types of crops the country is growing, and where they’re growing them.

It’s also glaringly obvious that GMO crops are not sustainable, no matter what their supporters say. Many GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is just an extension of natural breeding methods, and just as safe. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Genetic engineering is radically different from conventional breeding techniques used to improve a crop. For starters, it's a laboratory-based technique allowing scientists to create a food that could never be created by nature. Despite their claims, these methods are not going to feed the world.

As awareness about the potential risks of GE foods continues to grow, people are turning to, and demanding, more sustainable methods of producing food. One of the best ways to prevent global disaster, save our health and build a sustainable economy is through regenerative agriculture.

What’s even more exciting is that many regenerative land management practices can be duplicated in your home garden, such as no-till, minimizing use of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides, and promoting soil microbiology using mulch and compost. If you need help with this, the Grassfed Exchange is an education-oriented organization that teaches farmers, ranchers, distributors, processors, restaurants, retail grocers and consumers about alternative grass-based agriculture, and how to successfully switch to it.
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