I’m still a little skeptical of regenerative farming and its purported benefits with regard to carbon sequestration. There aren’t really a lot of peer-reviewed studies of how much of an impact it can make, or its economic feasibility and yields (sustainable practices still ensure present-day needs are met). It is abundantly clear, however, that soil health is in dire straits worldwide. While I believe that more pilot projects for any innovations in agriculture are necessary—the status quo will lead to disaster—I think an issue that can be addressed in conjunction with soil health right now is food waste. Roughly 20% of the food we produce goes uneaten, even as food insecurity runs rampant in underdeveloped and industrializing nations (https://globalnews.ca/news/7676470/global-food-waste-un-report/). Policies such as those implemented in the city of San Francisco that create strong financial incentives for minimizing organic waste disposed of as garbage could both help consumers demand food more responsibly and serve as a source of natural fertilizer for crops (which, in turn, could be used to lower start-up costs of agriculture pilot projects, lowering financial barriers, and shifting new production towards regenerative farming with healthier soil).