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KISS THE GROUND

"A Better Way of Farming???"

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What You Need To Know:

KISS THE GROUND is a documentary advocating the use of regenerative farming. Narrated by Actor Woody Harrelson, the movie’s experts, farmers and ranchers say the over-ruse of pesticides and tilling in the United States has depleted the carbon dioxide in the soil that plants and crops need to grow and survive. They show these methods have helped increase the atmosphere’s amount of carbon dioxide. To stop soil destruction, the movie supports regenerative farming. In this system, farms use no-till or reduced till methods for planting crops, let some cropland areas stay unused for a year, move grass-fed livestock around more frequently, and apply composting.

KISS THE GROUND is well made. The movie’s experts, farmers and ranchers offer more convincing arguments than most other movies supporting an environmentalist view. Though climate change and the buildup of carbon dioxide are mentioned, the discussion isn’t the typical hysterical presentation. Some scientists dispute the claims that regenerative agriculture can greatly reduce or even reverse the buildup of carbon dioxide. Otherwise, however, KISS THE GROUND’s suggestions for improving farming and ranching through regenerative agriculture seem to have merit.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview advocates trying to solve environmental problems by consider other, better ways of farming and ranching while still honoring individual farmers and ranchers and encouraging them to use better methods to halt the depletion of soil but without damaging themselves economically

Foul Language:
One “h” obscenity

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
No sex or sexual immorality

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

KISS THE GROUND is a documentary advocating the use of regenerative farming to stop desertification, add nourishment to the soil used for farming and perhaps even reverse climate changes by increasing carbon dioxide in the soil. Though some people say regenerative farming overstates some of its claims, KISS THE GROUND is one of the more convincing environmentalist documentaries, and its suggestions for improving farming and ranching through regenerative agriculture definitely should be taken seriously.

Narrated by Actor Woody Harrelson, the documentary begins by stating the problem. The movie’s experts, farmers and ranchers say that the over-ruse of pesticides and tilling in the United States has depleted the carbon dioxide in the soil that plants and crops need to grow and survive. They show that this depletion has actually helped increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, adding to the alleged negative effects of climate change.

To stop this destruction of the soil, the experts, farmers and ranchers support regenerative farming. In this system of farming, farms would use no-till or reduced till methods for planting crops, let some cropland areas stay unused for a year, move grass-fed livestock around more frequently, use composting, and do more crop rotation.

KISS THE GROUND is a well-made documentary. The experts, farmers and ranchers followed and interviewed in this movie offer more convincing arguments than most other movies supporting an environmentalist view. Though climate change and the buildup of carbon dioxide are mentioned, the discussion is not the typical hysterical presentation you find in other documentaries. The movie seems a bit repetitious and drawn out in the second half, especially when the idea of composting is broached. Some scientists dispute the claims that regenerative agriculture can greatly reduce or even reverse the buildup of carbon dioxide. Otherwise, however, KISS THE GROUND’s suggestions for improving farming and ranching through regenerative agriculture definitely should be taken seriously. KISS THE GROUND also displays concern for making sure that individual farmers and ranchers can still make money using regenerative techniques. It’s not an anti-capitalist, socialist screed like some environmentalist movies.