News from the future! The Resistance is Fertile: Celebrating 10 years of progress since the Dirty Revolution
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Tomorrow, to mark 10 years since the great Dirty Revolution of 2020, citizens of the world will be slinging mud and celebrating life on land.
According to the Dirty Festival Global Coordinator, Restora DaSoils, 327 festivals have been planned on 6 continents. Each festival will pay respect to the wonders of the local ecosystem, showcase successful land management practices, and conclude with a family-friendly mud fight.
A decade since farmers launched the first wave of the Revolution by storming the headquarters of major AgriTech companies around the world—throwing buckets of mud and calling for an end to corporate ownership of seeds, soil, water, and food—remarkable advances have been made to promote sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserve biodiversity. For instance, a recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization states that changes in practices and policies since 2020 have resulted in the restoration of over 1 billion hectares of degraded land.
For anyone interested in doing some filthy, muddy, downright dirty celebration tomorrow, you can find your nearest locally organized celebration at DirtyFest.org.