The key reasons for this happening are unfortunately well known but difficult to solve without obstructing our comfortable ways of life. Increased CO2 emissions, deforestation, waste, pollution, and destruction of ecosystems and natural resources, and more contribute to the consumption of natural resources in a manner that damages Earth beyond repair.
In particular, deforestation for agricultural use has increased by 43% compared to 2019. The Amazonian forest is in a dire situation, which may have huge ripple effects on the climate.
A few decades back, when society began talking about climate change, the threat still felt theoretical to many. Now that threat is palatable to all of us. The past few months have provided ample illustration of how dramatic climate change is: terrible droughts and wildfires in North America, sudden floods in Europe and Asia, melting of polar ice caps, and so much more. Climate change is here and now, and it is having increasingly terrifying impacts on livelihoods.
Solutions do exist and can be deployed at scale. It is now a matter of will to act. Many people, organizations and governments are taking initiatives to get there and imagine the future of agriculture and food production.
Gardyn is part of this movement. It is now possible to grow tons of food locally, indoors, in the comfort of your home. No green thumb, time, or space required. Your Gardyn Home does it all for you. This is a game changer: no more deforestation to grow crops, no more pesticides poured into the environment (or onto your plate), no more CO2 emissions to transport produce from far-away places. Food waste is reduced as plants keep thriving when you don’t eat them, and water waste is reduced as it consumes 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture.
Using the equivalent of 1.7 Earth’s resources every year is leading us to environmental catastrophe. We need to evaluate our impact and make a change for the sake of our future generations.
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