WRI Digest: COP24 | How to Feed the World | CO2 Rising | Yellow Vests

“Ethical Markets welcomes this innovative, systemic report on how to reform our planetary food system for the future. However, it still misses the lowest-hanging fruit, on which we report in our annual Green Transition Scoreboard, 2018 : ‘CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH’, which includes most of WRI’s recommendations and in addition, advocates scaling up use of the planet’s hundreds of salt-loving (halophyte  plant foods, e.g. quinoa) which grow in 22 countries without fertilizers or pesticides and thrive on saltwater.

These highly nutritious plant foods can be grown on the 40 % of the planet’s unused, degraded and desert lands, while their deep roots sequester CO2  more efficiently than many freshwater-dependent plants.  Download this report free and watch the companion TV show with NASA Chief Scientist, Dennis Bushnell at www.ethicalmarkets.com

Hazel Henderson, Editor “

WRI Digest

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