A new documentary on Netflix, “Kiss the Ground,” argues that soil’s capacity to sequester carbon can help reverse the effects of climate change and improve the productivity of American farms. Narrated by actor Woody Harrelson, the film examines how traditional soil tilling and pesticide use have contributed to soil erosion, climate change, and poor health. In contrast, the film explores a type of organic agriculture called regenerative farming as a possible solution to replenish soil nutrients and reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Filming takes place around the world with stark contrasts such as a regenerative rancher in North Dakota standing between his verdant crops and his neighbor’s brown and lifeless farm. The film, directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, features brief profiles of celebrities who speak out about soil health and climate change, including Jason Mraz, Patricia Arquette, and Ian Somerhalder. Read more here at The New York Times.
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