US land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

SILT helps farmers grow healthy food. A recent study shows that with a plant and dairy-based diet, “agricultural land in the contiguous U.S. could have the capacity to feed up to 800 million people — twice what can be supported based on current average diets” Read more about the study here: https://www.morningagclips.com/dietary-changes-and-land-use-study/

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A Plea to Get Young People on the Land

SILT’s July UPDATE   Farmers Ed and Tricia Jackson lead the tour with their son Eli. Boosted by this incredible front page story in the Omaha World Herald, SILT’s second Showcase Day drew another overflow crowd to learn how to protect land to grow healthy food for good. More than 50 people heard Joe’s impassioned plea to ...

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Lend a Hand to the Land

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust supporters are invited and encouraged to join Whiterock Conservancy, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Iowa and the Bur Oak Land Trust to restore prairie above Red Rock Bluff in Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids Sat., Aug. 13 from 9 am to noon. Volunteers and staff from these land ...

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Readers Respond to Front Page Story

We’re still celebrating last week’s great coverage in the Omaha World Herald of the Driscolls’ 53 acres – the first Iowa land ever to be permanently protected to grow healthy food. The article appeared as the main story on the front page. We’ve received some wonderful responses, including this sweet note with a $5 bill and a letter to the ...

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