Dr. Pinot Noir…
We are facing an unprecedented, self-inflicted health crisis, yet the cause and potential cure is mostly ignored by those who have dedicated their lives to the craft of western medicine.
As organic farmers for over 35 years in the Napa Valley of California, we have enjoyed the benefits of regenerative farming with its ability to produce higher quality fruit while mitigating industrial agriculture’s contribution to climate change through carbon sequestration. As much as we’ve tried to do the right thing for the planet, one farm is not enough. Climate change induced wildfire and extreme weather ravaged our region for three out of past five growing seasons. We are not in control. We need regenerative practices to become the norm to implement real change. We need all agriculture to embrace regenerative practices to heal an ailing earth and to provide the nutrition and environment to heal an increasingly ailing population.
The collateral damage of climate change in the form of mental and physical health degradation will be the number one health crisis for many generations to come. Regenerative farming, if widely employed, can reverse climate change while providing healthier nutrition. The problem is convincing people that it can make a difference and encouraging them to demand their produce and protein come from regenerative farms.
“I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgement, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.” The Hippocratic Oath
Western medicine can bridge the divide between human health and agriculture for the benefit of all living things. Education is our primary weapon in fighting climate change induced health issues and we are going to make a stand. The Robert M. Sinskey Foundation* is partnering with the Rodale Institute, The Plantician Project and The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation to sponsor a conference to educate those who are in the best position to make a difference – medical doctors.
This October, “The Regenerative Healthcare Conference,” will be hosted at Rodale Institute’s headquarters in Kurtztown, Pennsylvania, to build upon the concept of “regenerative healthcare” introduced in the Institute’s 2020 white paper, The Power of the Plate: The Case for Regenerative Organic Agriculture in Improving Human Health, in which farming and healthcare work together to create a prevention-based approach to human and environmental health.
To learn more, visit robertsinskey.com/robert-m-sinskey-foundation/ for links to The Regenerative Healthcare Conference.
* The Robert M. Sinskey Foundation mission is to advance medical science and improve the quality of medical care throughout the world by supporting education, scholarship, medical and scientific research and clinical activities.