Christian agroecology

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(Write definition) Christian agroecology can be derived from first principles of Christian ethics as taught in the Bible


Celebrity farmer Joel Salatin unabashedly describes himself as a "Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist" and "lunatic farmer." His Polyface Farm has served as a model and example of regenerative agriculture in films such as Food, Inc. among many others. His influence and example for both a generation of young farmers and a large segment of the American public is hard to overstate.

Poet, author and farmer Wendell Berry has been an outspoken critic of agroindustry and industrial pollution as well as the corrosive effects of the contemporary American system on rural culture and agriculture.

Norman Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". His groundbreaking work in plant breeding was motivated by a deep faith in God and a desire to help people, however his stance on GMO's and his agro-industrial ties have put him at odds with parts of the Christian agroecology movement.

Christian agroecology organizations

ECHO - Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) is a non-profit agroecological organization supporting small-scale farmers through the dissemination of information and seeds. ECHO's mission is to "empower small-scale farmers to increase the yield and nutritional diversity of their crops." ECHO

Creatio is a Christian environmental organization whose mission is “To promote among all people of good will the reconciliation between the environment and human persons through intellectual reflection, spiritual development, and stewardship actions according to the principles of the Catholic Church”