Global food security of future generations is at risk. The Soil Not Oil Coalition is a group of scientists, environmental organizations and citizens who share concerns over the decline in soil health, which is the result of the use of fossil fuels and synthetic products during the last 60 years. We believe that restructuring land management practices is key to combating climate change, restoring water cycles, reducing global environmental pollution, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production and revitalizing local economies across the planet. The corporate agricultural practice of using more chemicals, more often at higher concentrations with high transportation costs, is not sustainable and deteriorates soil health and productivity, while only benefiting corporate financial interests. Furthermore, we recognize that rapidly accelerating human-caused climate change is a current threat to food security and requires urgent action to halt the reckless and expanding fossil fuel industry. The Soil Not Oil Coalition promotes research and further understanding to optimize soil carbon sequestration and sustainability, to aid in the development of adequate food production for future generations and to help reverse the effects of global warming.
The purpose of the Soil Not Oil Coalition is to advocate for sustainable and regenerative management of soils while reducing dependency on fossil fuels. The Soil Not Oil Coalition works to promote respect for soils worldwide, to highlight how shifting agricultural practices is the key to combating climate change and calls for integrated action on sustainable agriculture and clean energy to ensure a safe and healthy planet for generations to come.
In partnership with dozens of other kindred organizations, the Biosafety Alliance is calling on all like-minded organizations, scientists, farmers and individuals to join the Soil Not Oil Coalition and become part of the Soil-ution!
Soil Not Oil Coalition Includes:
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Center for Biological Diversity
Ramon J. Seidler, EPA Senior Scientist (retired)
California State Grange
Center for Farmworker Families
Communities for a Better Environment
Community to Community
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Food Democracy Now
Food & Water Watch
Friends of the Earth
Organic Consumers Association
Seed Freedom Movement
Semillas de Vida
South Central Farmers Cooperative
350.org Bay Area