‘Every responsible scientist in the world and UN agencies are clearly saying we have 80 to 100 harvests left’, Sadhguru said; ‘that means approximately 45 to 50 years of agricultural soil left on the planet. By 2045, we will be producing 40% less food than what we are producing right now, and our population will be 9.3 billion people.’
Sadhguru went on to warn that the consequences of food shortages set to unfold over the next 25 years are ‘unimaginable’, and that civil wars will follow. ‘That’s not a world you would want to live in – nor a world to leave behind for the next generation’, he said, ‘but that is exactly what we are doing.’
How to save soil
The Conscious Planet Movement to Save Soil is a global civil movement to inspire a conscious approach to saving our soil and planet. First and foremost, it is a people’s movement.
The aim is to activate the support of over 3.5 billion people – over 60% of the world’s voting population of 5.26 billion – to make ecological issues an election priority for governments around the world.
Importantly, the Save Soil campaign will help governments to formulate and introduce policies that address soil health in their country, and make farming activity more soil friendly.
The campaign’s primary recommendation is for governments all over the world to legislate policies that mandate a minimum of 3-6% organic content in all agricultural soil in their country.
World leaders, influencers, artists, scientists, farmers, spiritual leaders and NGOs are among those who have pledged their support to rekindle humanity’s relationship with soil.
‘In democracies, governments craft policies based on what the majority population wants’, Sadhguru explained. ‘Currently, 5.26 billion people in the world live in democratic countries – they have the right to vote and elect their governments. If a majority of the population in each of these nations demands policies to revitalise soil, governments cannot ignore the issue. It will lead to policy changes around the world, in turn setting the stage for a comprehensive solution to revitalise soil.’
For Sadhguru this should be taken up as an ‘express mission’ by every citizen and every government on the planet. ‘All of us should stand up for the Conscious Planet movement’, he said. ‘This is not about me, this is not about you. This is a generational responsibility that we must fulfil.’