Why aren't we using the technology we have?
Marcia DeLonge, an agroecologist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, urges more long-term experiments be conducted in organic and agroecological techniques. DeLonge explains, "scientific research documents that we have tools to achieve ecological and climatic sustainability, but here’s the catch — we have to use them.” Cover crops are one such technology that could be useful not only for protecting soil from erosion, but could even mitigate climate change. Cover crops protect and add to soil carbon, a promising ability that is detailed in the research of Deb O’Dell from the University of Tennessee. With more research and studies such as this, full use of agroecological tools will reap major benefits for the improvement of sustainable practices