Organic 3.0 – Sustainable Food and Farming 🥦 🍅 🍎

over the last hundred years
large-scale industrial farming has come to define the way we grow our food. we started using excessive amounts of chemical inputs GMOs and growth hormones
for our livestock, but growing food in this way destroys soils, damages
biodiversity and accelerates climate change producing the food we eat from
farm to fork, food that contains residues of pesticides costs the environment and
society three trillion dollars per year What’s more, this agricultural model is most
suited to large-scale farmers but 90% of farms worldwide are less than two
hectares. the majority of those producing our food are small-scale farmers and
many struggle to make a living An alternative is needed to a food system
that leaves two billion people undernourished. Furthermore malnutrition
is manifesting itself in many different ways with obesity now becoming a major
global problem Undeterred by the rise of industrial agriculture organic pioneers had already started looking for alternatives. A way of farming and harmony
with nature not against it. This marks a time we call organic 1.0. These efforts led to the codification of
standards and rules that established organic in 87 countries with a market
value of over 80 billion dollars per year supported by over two point four
million producers and an ever growing number of consumers, a development we see
as organic 2.0 this though is merely the start of realising the full potential of
organic agriculture. Now we are shaping a vision for organic 3.0: it’s time to talk
more about the relationships between consumers and producers, the choices we
all make from field to fork and what it means for people and the planet.
Organic 3.0 centers around six features. A culture of innovation, this enables
people to adopt leading-edge solutions to deal with major social and
environmental challenges. Continuous improvement, this means making organic
agriculture better and inspiring improvement in all agricultural practices Ensuring transparent integrity this takes us beyond labels and explores
new tools to build trust at all levels. Inclusive of wider sustainability
interests, this involves building alliances with those also working for
the establishment of sustainable food and farming systems empowerment from farm to consumer this focuses on moving from food chains to
food systems, from certified products to a way of life addressing all aspects of
sustainability finally true value and cost accounting this reflects the real costs of producing our food the costs of health biodiversity and the environment
more than the actual price we pay in the supermarket in organic 3.0 we can all
play a role in bringing true sustainability to our food and farming
systems Your voice matters! Join us in leading change organically

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