Because our lives are entirely dependent on the health of our soils, the Soil Not Oil Campaign demands the care and regeneration of soils worldwide. We emphasize that extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change, restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet. Furthermore, we recognize that rapidly accelerating human-caused climate change is an imminent threat to urgent action to halt the reckless and expanding fossil fuel industry, which pollutes the ecosystems we depend on and drives climate change, threatening to destabilize our biosphere on a global scale. The Soil Not Oil Campaign's call for integrated action on sustainable practices in all areas of human endeavor is essential to ensuring a safe and healthy world for generations to come.
Great background on the German citizen scietists documenting the 75% reduction of winged insects in native fields in Germany. This great collapse is also occurring in USA and Canada. Top two reasons are loss of habitat and increased use of pesticides. This is in my view the canary in the coal mine of our ecological collapse. It's way past time for us to move to regenerative ag practices and slash the use of Roundup and other 'cides'.
Interview – Victor M. Toledo
Agroecology generates scientific knowledge in the strictest sense. However, agroecology, like many other hybrid disciplines (for example, political ecology, environmental history, and ecological economics) is an epistemological and methodological leap that generates new ways of doing science. That is, agroecology is already a new scientific paradigm. It is a politically and socially committed science. http://leisaindia.org/articles/interview-victor-m-toledo/