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  • 1. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WILL TERMINATE WORLD HUNGERUtilizing advanced organic farming technology to eliminate hunger. WhyGenetic Engineered Food will not solve the World Hunger Issue. Manylinks to organic and sustainable technology web sites.Several high-profile advocates of conventional agricultural production have stated that the world wouldstarve if we all converted to organic agriculture. They have written articles for science journals andother publications saying that organic agriculture is not sustainable and produces yields that aresignificantly lower than conventional agriculture.Thus, the push for genetically modified organisms, growth hormones, animal-feed antibiotics, foodirradiation and toxic synthetic chemicals is being justified, in part, by the rationale that without theseproducts the world will not be able to feed itself.Ever since Thomas Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798 and first raised thespecter of overpopulation, various experts have been predicting the end of human civilization becauseof mass starvation.The theme was popularized again by Paul Ehrlich in his 1968 book, The Population Bomb. Accordingto Ehrlich’s logic, we should all be starving now that the 21st century has arrived:The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s the world will undergo famines hundreds ofmillions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.The only famines that have occurred since 1968 have been in African countries saddled with corruptgovernments, political turmoil, civil wars and periodic droughts. The world had enough food for thesepeople it was political and logistical events that prevented them from producing adequate food orstopped aid from reaching them. Hundreds of millions of people did not starve to death.The specter of mass starvation is being pushed again as the motive for justifying GMOs. In June 2003,President Bush stated at a biotechnology conference:We should encourage the spread of safe, effective biotechnology to win the fight against global hunger.~We must now ask ourselves:Is global hunger due to a shortage of food productionIn this first decade of the 21st century, many farmers around the world are facing a great economiccrisis of low commodity prices. These low prices are due to oversupply. Current economic theorieshold that prices decrease when supply is greater than demand.Most of our current production systems are price driven, with the need for economies of scale to reduceunit costs. The small profit margins of this economic environment favor enterprises working in terms of
  • 2. large volume, and as a result the family farm is declining. Many areas of the United States andAustralia have fewer farmers now than 100 years ago, and the small rural centers they support aredisappearing. Hundreds of thousands of farmers have had to leave their farms in Argentina due tohigher production costs and lower commodity prices. The sugar industry in Australia is on the verge ofcollapse for the same reason. Australian dairy farmers continue to leave the industry since deregulationforced down the prices they receive. Most of the major industrial countries are subsidizing their farmersso that their agricultural sectors do not collapse.Europe, North America, Australia and Brazil are in the process of converting a large percentage of theirarable land from food production to biofuels such as ethanol in an effort to establish viable markets fortheir farmers. The latest push in GMO development is BioPharm, in which plants such as corn,sugarcane and tobacco are modified to produce new compounds such as hormones, vaccines, plastics,polymers and other non-food compounds. All of these developments will mean that less food is grownon some of the world’s most productive farmland.Grain farmers in India have protested about cheap imports that are sending them deeper into poverty.Countries such as India and China, once considered as overpopulated basket cases, export largequantities of food. In fact, India, one of the world’s most populated countries, is a net food exporter inmost years.South American rainforests are cleared for pasture that is grazed with beef destined for the hamburgerchains of North America. Once the soil is depleted, new areas are cleared for pasture and old, degradedareas are abandoned to weeds. In Asia, most of the forests are cleared for timber that is exported to thedeveloped industrial economies. One of the saddest things about this massive, wasteful destruction ofbiodiversity is that very little of the newly cleared land is used to feed the poor. Most of this productionof timber and beef is exported to the world’s richest economies.The reality is that the world produces more than enough food to feed everyone and has more thanenough suitable agricultural land to do it. Unfortunately, due to inefficient, unfair distribution systemsand poor farming methods, millions of people do not receive adequate nutrition.~Can organic agriculture feed the world?Organic agriculture needs to be able to answer two major questions:1. Can organic agriculture produce high yields?2. Can organic agriculture get the food to the people who need it?An editorial in New Scientist for February 3, 2001, stated that low-tech, sustainable agriculture isincreasing crop yields on poor farms across the world, often by 70 percent or more. This has beenachieved by replacing synthetic chemicals with natural pest control and natural fertilizers.Professor Jules Pretty, director of the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex,wrote:
  • 3. Recent evidence from 20 countries has found more than 2 million families farming sustainably on morethan 4-5 million hectares. This is no longer marginal. It cannot be ignored. What is remarkable is not somuch the numbers, but that most of this has happened in the past 5-10 years. Moreover, many of theimprovements are occurring in remote and resource-poor areas that had been assumed to be incapableof producing food surpluses.An excellent example of this type of agricultural extension has been published in the January 2003World Vision News. Working in conjunction AusAID, World Vision linked farmers from theimpoverished Makuyu community in Kenya with the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF).They arranged workshops where KIOF members taught the principles of organic farming,including compost making, preparing safe organic pesticides, organic vegetable gardening and organiccare of livestock.Maize yields increased by four to nine times. The organically grown crops produced yields that were 60percent higher than crops grown with expensive chemical fertilizers.The wonderful thing is that many of these farmers now have a surplus of food to sell, whereaspreviously they did not even have enough to eat. They are organizing marketing co-ops to sell thissurplus.The profits are going back to the community. They have distributed dairy goats, rabbits, hives andpoultry to community members and have planted 20,000 trees, including 2,000 mangos. Several of theorganic farmers are training many other farmers in the district and helping them to apply organicfarming techniques to their farms.The mood of the community has changed. They are now confident and empowered with the knowledgethat they can overcome the problems in their community.These types of simple, community-based organic agricultural models are what is needed around theworld to end rural poverty and starvation, not GMOs and expensive toxic chemicals.~The Makuyu community in Kenya is not an isolated example. Professor Pretty gives other examplesfrom around the world of increases in yield when farmers have replaced synthetic chemicals and shiftedto sustainable/organic methods:223,000 farmers in southern Brazil using green manures and cover crops of legumes and livestockintegration have doubled yields of maize and wheat to 4-5 tons/hectare.45,000 farmers in Guatemala and Honduras used regenerative technologies to triple maize yields to 2-2.5 tons/ha and diversify their upland farms, which has led to local economic growth that has in turnencouraged remigration back from the cities.
  • 4. 200,000 farmers across Kenya as part of sustainable agriculture programs have more than doubled theirmaize yields to about 2.5 to 3.3 tons/ha and substantially improved vegetable production through thedry seasons.100,000 small coffee farmers in Mexico have adopted fully organic production methods and increasedyields by half.A million wetland rice farmers in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, SriLanka, Thailand and Vietnam have shifted to sustainable agriculture, where group-based farmer fieldschools have enabled farmers to learn alternatives to pesticides and increase their yields by about 10percent.~Nicolas Parrott of Cardiff University, U.K., authored a report entitled The Real Green Revolution. Hegives case studies that confirm the success of organic and agroecological farming techniques in thedeveloping world:In Madhya Pradesh, India, average cotton yields on farms participating in the Maikaal Bio-CottonProject are 20 percent higher than on neighboring conventional farms.In Madagascar, SRI (System of Rice Intensification) has increased yields from the usual 2-3 tons perhectare to yields of 6, 8 or 10 tons per hectare.In Tigray, Ethiopia, a move away from intensive agrochemical usage in favor of composting hasproduced an increase in yields and in the range of crops it is possible to grow.In the highlands of Bolivia, the use of bonemeal and phosphate rock and intercropping with nitrogen-fixing lupin species have significantly contributed to increases in potato yields.~One of the most important aspects of the teaching farmers in these regions to increase yields withsustainable/organic methods is that the food and fiber is produced close to where it is needed and inmany cases by the people who need it. It is not produced halfway around the world, transported, andthen sold to them.Another important aspect is the low input costs. Growers do not need to buy expensive importedfertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The increase in yields also comes with lower production costs,allowing a greater profit to these farmers.Third, the substitution of more labor-intensive activities such as cultural weeding, composting andintercropping for expensive imported chemical inputs provides more employment for local and regionalcommunities. This employment allows landless laborers to pay for their food and other needs.
  • 5. As in the example of the Makuyu community in Kenya, these benefits lead to a positive change in thewealth and the mood of the community. These communities are revitalized, proactive and empoweredto improve their future.~Can organic agriculture achieve high yields in developednations?Since 1946, the advent of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, improved crop varieties andindustrial paradigms are credited with producing the high yields of the green revolution. Becauseorganic agriculture avoids many of these new inputs, it is assumed that it always results in lower yields.The assumption that greater inputs of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides are required toincrease food yields is not accurate. In a study published in The Living Land, Professor Pretty looked atprojects in seven industrialized countries of Europe and North America. He reported:Farmers are finding that they can cut their inputs of costly pesticides and fertilizers substantially,varying from 20 to 80 percent, and be financially better off. Yields do fall to begin with (by 10 to 15percent, typically), but there is compelling evidence that they soon rise and go on increasing. In theUSA, for example, the top quarter of sustainable agriculture farmers now have higher yields thanconventional farmers, as well as a much lower negative impact on the environment.Professor George Monbiot, in an article in the Guardian (August 24, 2000), wrote that wheat grownwith manure has produced consistently higher yields for the past 150 years than wheat grown withchemical nutrients, in U.K. trials.A study of apple production conducted by Washington State University compared the economic andenvironmental sustainability of conventional, organic and integrated growing systems in appleproduction. The organic system had equivalent yields to the other systems. The study also showed thatthe break-even point was nine years after planting for the organic system and 15 and 16 years,respectively, for conventional and integrated farming systems.In an article published in the peer-review scientific journal Nature, Laurie Drinkwater and colleaguesfrom the Rodale Institute showed that organic farming had better environmental outcomes as well assimilar yields of both products and profits when compared to conventional, intensive agriculture.Gary Zimmer, one of the American pioneers of biological farming, runs an organic dairy farm with hisson in Wisconsin. In 2000 one of his remineralized alfalfa (lucerne) fields produced a yield four timesgreater than the average for the district. He has increased the nutrient value of pasture by 300 percentand currently calves 150 cows every year without a single health problem.Dick Thompson, a founding member of the Progressive Farmers of Iowa, engages in organic farmresearch in conjunction with the University of Iowa, the Rodale Institute and the Wallace Institute. Heobtains some of the highest yields in his district using composts, ridge-tilling and crop rotations.
  • 6. The innovative system of rotationally grazing several species of animals developed by Joel and TheresaSalatin of Polyface Farm in Virginia is one of the best examples of a high-yield organic system. Theyuse 100 acres of dryland pasture to cell-graze cattle, sheep, pigs, meat chickens, laying hens, turkeys,pheasants and rabbits.Their system is based on native pastures, without cultivation or new, improved pasture species. Theonly input has been the feed for the poultry. This multi-species rotational grazing system builds oneinch of soil a year and returns the family 15 times the income per acre than is received by neighbouringfarms using a set stocking of cattle.Steve Bartolo, president of the Australian Organic Sugar Producers Association, produced similaryields of commercial sugar per hectare from his organic Q124 cane and his conventional cane in 2002.The average yield of sugar for his best organic cane achieved higher tonnes per hectare compared to theaverage of all conventionally grown Q124.Greg Paynter, an organic farmer who works for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries,conducted the organic section of grain comparison trials at Dalby Agricultural College in 2002. Theorganic wheat produced 3.23 tonnes to the hectare compared to the conventional wheat yield of 2.22tonnes. This trial was conducted during one of the worst droughts on record.Graham McNally of Kialla Farms, one of Australia’s significant organic pioneers, consistently achievesyields comparable to those of the conventional farms in his region.Dr Rick Welsh of the Henry A. Wallace Institute reviewed numerous academic publications comparingorganic and conventional production systems in the United States. The data showed that the organicsystems were more profitable. This profit was not always due to premiums, but was instead a result oflower production and input costs as well as more consistent yields. Dr. Welsh’s study also showed thatorganic agriculture produces better yields than conventional agriculture in adverse weather events, suchas droughts or higher-than-average rainfall.~Will GMOs feed the world?Argentina is a good example of what happens when a country pursues the policies of marketderegulation and GMO crops. It is the third-largest producer of GMO crops, with 28 percent of theworld’s production. By the 1999-2000 season, more than 80 percent of the total soybean acreage, or 6.6million hectares, had been converted to GMOs.These are some of the results according to a study published by Lehmann and Pengue in theBiotechnology and Development Monitor:Declining profit margins prices for soybeans declined 28 percent between 1993 and 1999.Farmers’ profit margins fell by half between 1992 and 1999, making it difficult for many to pay offbank loans for machinery, chemical inputs and seeds.
  • 7. A 32 percent decrease in producers between 1992 and 1997, the number of producers dropped from170,000 to 116,000, meaning 54,000 farmers were forced to leave the industry.At least 50 percent of the acreage is now managed by corporate agriculture.There is an increasing role of transnational companies in the agricultural sector.Industrialization of grain and soybean production has boosted dependence on foreign agricultural inputsand increased foreign debt.Removal of import tariffs led to the bankruptcy of domestic farm machinery manufacturers and a lossof employment.The commercial seed sector has become increasingly controlled by subsidiaries of transnationalcorporations.~Since the above data was published, the Argentinean economy collapsed, causing riots and theresignations of several governments. The country is now currently in deep debt, with its economy underthe control of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Its standard of living has declined,and thousands more farmers have been forced off their farms. Rural and urban poverty and hunger hasincreased.According to Caritas Argentina, the social services agency of the Catholic Church in that country, over40 percent of all Argentinean children are now undernourished:World Health Organization standards for daily caloric intake are unmet for nearly 40 percent ofArgentinean children under 18, and for up to half in the poorer northeast region of the country. Even inthe comparatively wealthy capital city Buenos Aires, at least 19 children have died of malnutrition inrecent months.If GMOs cannot feed the children in the country that is the world’s third-largestproducer of GMO crops, how will they feed the rest of the world?~Conclusion:Organic agriculture can feed the world.The data thus shows that it is possible to obtain very good yields using organic systems. This is notuniform at the moment, with many organic growers not yet producing at the levels that are achievable.Education on the best practices in organic agriculture is a cost-effective and simple method of ensuringhigh levels of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable production where it is needed.Organic agriculture is a viable solution to preventing global hunger because:
  • 8. It can achieve high yields.It can achieve these yields in the areas where it is needed most.It has low inputs.It is cost-effective and affordable.It provides more employment so that the impoverished can purchase their own needs.It does not require any expensive technical investment.It costs tens of millions of dollars and takes many years to develop one genetically modified plantvariety.This money would be spent far more productively on organic agriculturaleducation, research and extension in the areas where we need to overcome hunger andpoverty.Organic agriculture is the quickest, most efficient, most cost-effective and fairest way to feed the world.~Andre Leu is the president of the Organic Producers Association of Queensland and vice chair of theOrganic Federation of Australia. He can be reached at P.O. Box 800, Mossman, Queensland 4873,Australia.Organic Producers Association of Queenslandhttp://www.ofa.org.au~Information from other organizations websites:{}The USAID website candidly states: "The principal beneficiary of Americas foreignassistance programs has always been the United States.Close to 80% of the USAID contracts and grants go directly to American firms.Foreign assistance programs have helped create major markets for agricultural goods, created newmarkets for American industrial exports and meant hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans."
  • 9. Download the Greenpeace report on USAID and GM food aid{}"Asked if people were going too far by saying that gene-altered humanitarian exports were partof a strategy to spread the GE Crops around the world.Im not sure that is going too far. "said Neil E. Harl, a professor of economics at Iowa State University:{}"The hope of the industry is that, over time, the market is so flooded with GMOsthat theres nothing you can do about it.You just sort of surrender."Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International,Toronto Star, January 9 2001{}"It is unconscionable that the U.S. administration would use the threat of mass starvation asmeans to promote products that potentially carry a wide range of health and environmentalrisks.Yet all some folks in the U.S. government and business communities can think of is how tomake even more money off their suffering,"James Clancy, president of Canadas National Union of Public and General Employees"NUPGE condemns famine exploitation to sell GM foods", NUPGE, October 92002{}"The USA wants to see its corporations control lifes most basic resources, includingseeds, food crops and water.Unfortunately for southern Africa, the drought plays right into this unprincipledstrategy."Dr. Lawrence J. Goodwin of The Africa Faith & Justice Network, a USA-based NGO comprised ofCatholic religious and social justice groups, quoted in AFJN DENOUNCES IMPOSING GMFOOD AID ON AFRICAThe Africa Faith & Justice Networkhttp://afjn.org
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  • 11. Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supplyhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872cb883e25a18bhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107427Agriculture: Investing in Natural Capitalhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845fda9c91e726ahttp://scribd.com/doc/52078803Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africahttp://calameo.com/books/000640872c4353847ad1chttp://scribd.com/doc/52107379Organic Agriculture for IMPROVED Food Security in Africahttp://calameo.com/books/0006408729a9df4bdc0fahttp://scribd.com/doc/52107455Organic agriculture and Global Warminghttp://calameo.com/books/0006408723f4886eec04fhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107399Organic Agriculture - a Guide to Global Warming and Food Securityhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872ef8d659a01b4http://scribd.com/doc/52109191Organic Solutions to Global Warming and Food Security
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  • 13. http://calameo.com/books/000640845550997234d73http://scribd.com/doc/52079422Women are the Key to Food Security and Rural Developmenthttp://calameo.com/books/000640872a0565fe28ea5http://scribd.com/doc/52109289Reforestation & Organic Farming is improving Soil Fertility & Increasing Crop Yields in Africahttp://calameo.com/books/000640872d32c0fcb225chttp://scribd.com/doc/52107730Reforestation helps Vulnerable Populations Adapt to Global Warminghttp://calameo.com/books/0006408721ba63a8b370ehttp://scribd.com/doc/52108247Bioenergy for the Poorhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845a1192cbec8e0http://scribd.com/doc/52079028Global Wariming Impact on Fiji Food Security and Povertyhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845056c7d01e539http://scribd.com/doc/52079764Natural capitalism - Path to Sustainabilityhttp://calameo.com/books/0006408726865bcbe881fhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107320Global Warming and Food Security
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  • 15. Negative Impact of Global Warming on Coffee Productionhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872be931d8fee0ahttp://scribd.com/doc/52107344Global Warming Mitigation Practitioner’s Handbookhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872cb4e15f474f8http://scribd.com/doc/52107082How to Mainstream Global Warming Adaptation for Agriculturehttp://calameo.com/books/000640872bc6fbe7ba2e9http://scribd.com/doc/52107181Africa - Up in Smoke - Global Warming Vulnerabilityhttp://calameo.com/books/0006408721ce0e71fb175http://scribd.com/doc/52108700Lessons for Global Warming Adaptationhttp://calameo.com/books/0006408720d149d012d7bhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107270~Wine 2 HotGlobal Warming is DESTROYING the Wine Industryhttp://www.ukfreepages.co.uk/publish/page4628.phphttp://scribd.com/doc/51267315Global Warming Destroying Maple Sugar Industryhttp://www.calameo.com/books/00062505323cee645d52bhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/52255056
  • 16. Global Warming and New England’s White Mountainshttp://www.calameo.com/books/000625053f9d39b905075http://www.scribd.com/doc/52257140Maple Syrup Industry Feels the Heat from Global Warminghttp://www.calameo.com/books/000625441d657bf0fb773http://www.scribd.com/doc/52270729Global Warming Impacts in USAhttp://en.calameo.com/books/000625053d34a5a750fb6http://www.scribd.com/doc/52258522STOP CLIMATE CHAOSand the DESTRUCTION of the POORhttp://practicalaction.org/?id=stopclimatechaoshttp://stopclimatechaos.orgSOLAR ENERGY INTELLIGENCEMore Jobs, Economic Progress, Clean EnvironmentWhy be Stupid?http://calameo.com/books/00062544135ea2e24beb0http://scribd.com/doc/52269864FREE subscription to a Solar Magazine for your School Libraryhttp://redwoodalliance.org/librarianbook: Internal Combustion; by Edwin Blackhttp://www.internalcombustionbook.comhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/69021042http://books.google.com/books?id=S0DDjjjD5gwC~EARTH CARE or CREATION CAREGreen Faith, Eco Churches and Morehttp://green3church.insanejournal.comhttp://green4church.insanejournal.com~
  • 17. The Benefits of Organic Food http://food55.insanejournal.com~dvd: Super Size Me; director: Morgan Spurlockhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/5658213http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Size_Medvd: Killer at Large, Why obesity is Americas greatest threat; director: Steven Greenstreethttp://worldcat.org/oclc/317962830book: The Book of Jewish Values; by Joseph Telushkinhttp://worldcat.org/title/oclc/41601215 http://librarything.com/work/58359book: Fast food nation; by Eric Schlosserhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/45248356 http://librarything.com/work/3735dvd: Fast Food Nation; director: Richard Linklaterhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/77539187book: Empty Harvest; by Bernard Jensenhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/170954616 http://librarything.com/work/1237077book: Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy Of Industrial Agriculture; Andrew Kimbrellhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/48013826 http://librarything.com/work/241618book: Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret; by DuffWilsonhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/46565121 http://librarything.com/work/569636http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fateful_Harvesthttp://safefoodandfertilizer.org/index.htmlbook: Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills; by Russell L Blaylockhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/44960035 http://librarything.com/work/854055dvd: Foodmatters; director: James Colquhounhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/428736140book: The Truth About Caffeine; by Marina Kushnerhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/61209940 http://librarything.com/work/1269843book: The Truth About Coffee; by Marina Kushnerhttp://librarything.com/work/8358177book: Silent Spring; by Rachel Carsonhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/561302 http://librarything.com/work/23937
  • 18. dvd: Food Inc; director: Robert Kennerhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/429531017http://worldcat.org/oclc/297529846http://librarything.com/work/8401882http://www.foodincmovie.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food,_Inc.http://scribd.com/doc/43528259book: Unforgiven: The American Economic System Sold for Debt And War; by Charles Waltershttp://worldcat.org/oclc/50949802http://librarything.com/work/1189392http://books.google.com/books?id=LqntAAAACAAJbook: Raw Materials Economics; by Charles Waltershttp://worldcat.org/oclc/27752946http://librarything.com/work/8937126http://books.google.com/books?id=3vw4AAAACAAJdvd: King Corn; director: Aaron Woolfhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/213373700http://kingcorn.nethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Corn_%28film%29http://sustainabletable.org/features/articles/kingcorn/book: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry Lies About the Safety of the Genetically EngineeredFoods Youre Eatinghttp://worldcat.org/oclc/53122034http://librarything.com/work/453446http://seedsofdeception.comhttp://responsibletechnology.orgbook: Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods; by JeffreySmithhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/77541620http://librarything.com/work/3361962http://gmwatch.orghttp://scribd.com/doc/41584887http://books.google.com/books?id=EctxAAAACAAJbook: The World According to Monsanto; by Marie-Monique Robinhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/286490848http://librarything.com/work/5155236http://books.google.com/books?id=7RqYQwAACAAJdvd: The World According to Monsanto; director:http://worldcat.org/oclc/317415694http://foodmatters.tv/_webapp_270153/The_World_According_to_Monsanto
  • 19. http://films.nfb.ca/monsantohttp://greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/monsanto_movie080307http://documentarywire.com/the-world-according-to-monsantodvd: Food Fight; director: Chris Taylorhttp://foodfightthedoc.comdvd: Ingredients; producer: Brian Kimmelhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/608387521http://ingredientsfilm.comhttp://facebook.com/notes.php?id=101225708412&notes_tab=app_2347471856book: Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans; byDavid Kirbyhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/428027213http://librarything.com/work/9398107http://books.google.com/books?id=VQ9sXDyYN64Cbook: Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution; by Gerald Markowitzhttp://librarything.com/work/1113868Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy; by Kevin Baleshttp://librarything.com/work/220673dvd: The Future of Food; by Deborah Koons Garciahttp://thefutureoffood.comhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/63134852dvd: Fresh; by Ana Sofia Joaneshttp://worldcat.org/oclc/402895065http://freshthemovie.combook: Free for All: Fixing School Food in America; by Janet Poppendieckhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/317461908http://librarything.com/work/8402346http://organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21072.cfmhttp://organicconsumers.org/school/school-lunch.cfmhttp://janetpoppendieck.com/free_for_all.htmlbook: Third World America: how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying theAmerican dream; by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffingtonhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/609529688http://librarything.com/work/10233699book: Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation; by Devra Davishttp://environmentalhealthtrust.orghttp://worldcat.org/oclc/526057538http://librarything.com/work/10261957
  • 20. book: We Dont Die We Kill Ourselves: Our Foods Are Killing Us!; by Roger L De Haanhttp://scribd.com/doc/45109088 http://worldcat.org/oclc/83766162http://librarything.com/work/2633326book: Politically Incorrect Nutrition; by Michael Barbeehttp://worldcat.org/oclc/55803425 http://librarything.com/work/607609dvd: Cancer, Nutrition and Healing, 2nd Edition - A Personal Odyssey; director: Jerry Brunettihttp://worldcat.org/oclc/71705777http://ppnf.org~A Call for Climate Justicehttp://calameo.com/books/00062163119d20cd3db82http://scribd.com/doc/50874820Acute Pesticide Poisoninghttp://calameo.com/books/000640845afcfc05a6da3http://scribd.com/doc/52078426Acute Pesticide Poisoning Among Farm Workershttp://calameo.com/books/0006408450a480716be58http://scribd.com/doc/52078673ACUTE PESTICIDE POISONING: A MAJOR GLOBAL HEALTH PROBLEMhttp://calameo.com/books/00064084595afe926eddchttp://scribd.com/doc/52078623African Americans and Global Warminghttp://en.calameo.com/books/000571242d5049a40aed4http://scribd.com/doc/51120299Agriculture at a Cross Roadshttp://calameo.com/books/000640845286b867b9e57http://scribd.com/doc/52078756Agroecology - How to Feed the World Without Destroying Ithttp://calameo.com/books/00064084501bee5821e4ahttp://scribd.com/doc/52078837Agroecology and Sustainable Developmenthttp://calameo.com/books/0006408456a4cf227865ahttp://scribd.com/doc/52078908
  • 21. Atrazine - most commonly detected Pesticides in Ground Waterhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845ca1f30e42543http://scribd.com/doc/52078928Childhood pesticide poisoninghttp://calameo.com/books/000640845cf16ce4f1cb8http://scribd.com/doc/52079062Climate and Church: How Global Warming Will Impact Core Church Ministrieshttp://en.calameo.com/books/000571242c8fa0c945302http://scribd.com/doc/51120526Climate and Poverty Earth Day Sunday Resourcehttp://en.calameo.com/books/0005712423faa8251f9c8http://scribd.com/doc/51120546Climate Justicehttp://calameo.com/books/00062163154285f01058bhttp://scribd.com/doc/50875056Communities in Peril - Global impacts of Pesticide Usehttp://calameo.com/books/0006408720a23c5ae3e93http://scribd.com/doc/52079180Connecting the Dots - Biodiversity, Adaptation and Food Securityhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845c55c74b0e283http://scribd.com/doc/52079279Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justicehttp://en.calameo.com/books/0005712425bcbf9f719d9http://scribd.com/doc/51120558Family Fruit Farmers: Poisoning by Pesticideshttp://calameo.com/books/0006408450bac19747754http://scribd.com/doc/52079483Farm Worker Exposure to Pesticideshttp://calameo.com/books/000640845044b9e753aefhttp://scribd.com/doc/52079516Farm Workers Poisoned in Pesticide Drift Accidenthttp://calameo.com/books/00064084553d618cd7008http://scribd.com/doc/52079566Farmworker Health Factshttp://calameo.com/books/000640845a6d295238c50http://scribd.com/doc/52079641
  • 22. Fields of Poison: California Farmworkers and Pesticideshttp://calameo.com/books/0006408450460dedaaf32http://scribd.com/doc/52079697Global Wariming Impact on Food Security in the Pacific - Vanuatuhttp://calameo.com/books/00064084512133b94c27bhttp://scribd.com/doc/52079824Global Warming Impacts on the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goalshttp://calameo.com/books/0006408456c307b9e86bfhttp://scribd.com/doc/52080130Global Warming Impact on Nepalhttp://calameo.com/books/000640845247227c64cf2http://scribd.com/doc/52080001Global Warming Mitigation in Pastoralism Dry Landshttp://calameo.com/books/00064087225c0a5c71418http://scribd.com/doc/52107003Health Hazards of Peticides in Pakistanhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872a9e9ca92cfefhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107154How to Assist the Small Scale Farmerhttp://calameo.com/books/0006408729314a9d4ff76http://scribd.com/doc/52107170How Will Global Warming Impact World Food Supplies?http://en.calameo.com/books/00062163191b1fbf2e884http://scribd.com/doc/51309240Just Climatehttp://en.calameo.com/books/000571242b6b49fe9b006http://scribd.com/doc/51120874Indian Farmers Suffering from Toxic Pesticideshttp://calameo.com/books/0006408723a8a940f9a55http://scribd.com/doc/52107229Kenyan Farm Workers: Poisoning by Pesticideshttp://calameo.com/books/0006408724ea97eff7f9fhttp://scribd.com/doc/52107250Oxfam Launches East Africa Appeal for Starving PeopleDrought is Killing People, Food Prices Soarhttp://en.calameo.com/books/0006216310cafa1675dc6http://scribd.com/doc/51309187
  • 23. Pesticide exports to the Third Worldhttp://calameo.com/books/00064087213780bdd5d69http://scribd.com/doc/52107495Pesticide Poisoning Killing Asian Farm Workershttp://calameo.com/books/00064087289b1e91b291chttp://scribd.com/doc/52107544Pesticide Poisoning of Residents Near Farm Fieldshttp://calameo.com/books/000640872410684ed82e2http://scribd.com/doc/52107563Pesticide Safety Laws Fail to Protect Farmworkershttp://calameo.com/books/0006408725f66aec819f8http://scribd.com/doc/52107576Pesticide Use and Health Costshttp://calameo.com/books/000640872e6327a044830http://scribd.com/doc/52107597PESTICIDES AND WOMEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICAhttp://calameo.com/books/0006408726e68a3e81dcehttp://scribd.com/doc/52107613Pesticides Are Dangeroushttp://calameo.com/books/000640872e8480cab16d0http://scribd.com/doc/52107626Pesticides Are Poisonhttp://calameo.com/books/00064087250920f70d439http://scribd.com/doc/52107646Pesticides poison Colorado farm workershttp://calameo.com/books/000640872ce96b4413a69http://scribd.com/doc/52107662/Plight of the Farmworker - Episcopal Farmworker Ministryhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872051f8d94eff8http://scribd.com/doc/52107699Survivors of Pesticide Poisoning - Say No to Methyl Iodidehttp://calameo.com/books/000640872ce2e18cd4b1chttp://scribd.com/doc/52108274The Finance Sector and Natural Capital - Catalyzing Actonhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872abd62fa3b73fhttp://scribd.com/doc/52109138
  • 24. The Hidden Problems of Child Farm Workershttp://calameo.com/books/000640872bdd32ce0eb36http://scribd.com/doc/52108329Towards a Green Economyhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872e50d6e282107http://scribd.com/doc/52108356Trabalho rural e intoxicações por agrotóxicos - Rural work and pesticide poisoninghttp://calameo.com/books/000640872b07c5df03fe1http://scribd.com/doc/52108407Treatment of Pesticide Poisoninghttp://calameo.com/books/0006408720fad389db3cchttp://scribd.com/doc/52108461What Can Be Done to Curtail Pesticide Poisoning Impactshttp://calameo.com/books/00064087212ee18efa6b6http://scribd.com/doc/52108536Zero-Waste Agriculture - Organic Berry Farmhttp://calameo.com/books/000640872ad603c73eb50http://scribd.com/doc/52108620~book: Does the Bible Teach Nutrition; by Elizabeth Bakerhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/39785982 http://librarything.com/work/3961650http://scribd.com/doc/45056870MIRACLE IN WISCONSIN – a different kind of school lunchhttp://feingold.org/PF/wisconsin1.htmlhttp://foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htmhttp://gmfreeschools.orghttp://advancedhealthplan.com/miracleschool.htmlhttp://puppetgov.com/2009/01/14/miracle-in-wisconsin-a-different-kind-of-school-lunch400% increase in Plant GrowthGrowing Solutionshttp://growingsolutions.comProperly prepared compost tea is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.Some Compost Teas may reduce or eliminate various plant pests and diseases.SoilSoup Compost Teahttp://soilsoup.com
  • 25. SoilSoup Compost Tea is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.Soil Soup is very easy to handle and use.Remineral your Soilhttp://remineralize.orgSoil Regeneration with Volcanic Rock Dusthttp://scribd.com/doc/30402511http://calameo.com/books/00062163120384c54b373Volcanic Rock Dust added to soil can double the plant or lawn growth.Effective Micro-Organismshttp://effectivemicro-organisms.co.ukEffective Micro-Organisms properly combined with Volcanic Rock Dust can increase product ivy by200 percent to 400 percent.In Thailand, soil properly treated increased productivity by over 400 percent.VermiCohttp://vermico.combook: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhofhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/476619491http://librarything.com/work/129657http://wormbooks.comWorm Compost is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.Worm Compost breaks down slowly in soil, where there is much rain or lawn watering.Chemical fertilizers, which are made from Fossil Fuels, will wash out of the soil quickly and pollutesurrounding areas, causing fish kills and making drinking water unsafe.Worm Tea may reduce or eliminate various plant pests and diseases.Also, various worms added to soil, will increase its productivity.Epridahttp://eprida.comBiochar - Carbon Soils - CharcoalBiochar is an excellent soil builder.Biochar can dramatically reduce the amount of fertilizers and water needed, and greatly increase soilproductivity.Soils in the Amazon Jungles, to which Biochar was added several hundred years ago, are still veryproductive today.Thus, one treatment of certain types of biochars may last hundreds of years.Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World; by Paul Stametshttp://worldcat.org/oclc/60603170http://librarything.com/work/494921book: The One Straw Revolution; by Masanobu Fukuokahttp://worldcat.org/oclc/695697746http://librarything.com/work/131472
  • 26. Earth Users Guide to Permaculture; by Rosemary Morrowhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/73746995http://librarything.com/work/425009Sepp Holzers Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening; bySepp Holzerhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/694395083http://amazon.com/dp/160358370XAcresUSAhttp://acresusa.comFREE Cataloge of BooksAcresUSA carries many books, DVDs and other materials about successful organic gardening, organicfarming, organic animal care and natural health and living.book: Soul of Soil; by Grace Gershunyhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/41049496http://librarything.com/work/1752882ORGANIC PEST CONTROLhttp://peststop.livejournal.comORGANIC WEED CONTROLhttp://stopweeds.livejournal.comSAVE THE BEEShttp://www.friendsofthebees.orgFREE PUBLICATIONS about ORGANIC FARMING, SOLAR ENERGY, GREENHOUSEShttp://attra.ncat.org/publication.htmlbook: Faith Like Potatoes, by Angus Buchanhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/71162963http://librarything.com/work/2886793http://shalomtrust.co.za~HEALTY SOIL, HEALTY LAWNS, HEALTHY PEOPLEOrganic LAWN CAREbook: The Organic Lawn Care Manual, by Paul Tukeyhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/73993129http://librarything.com/work/2462671book: Lawns: Natural And Organic; by Don Williamson
  • 27. http://worldcat.org/oclc/62227578http://librarything.com/work/2414566Organic Lawn Care Sources & Resourceshttp://scribd.com/doc/50878011http://calameo.com/books/000621631325cfb7faf4bSafe Lawnshttp://safelawns.orgOrganic Lawn and Yard Carehttp://yardandgardens.comOrganic Land Carehttp://www.organiclandcare.netbook: Food Not Lawns; by Heather C. Floreshttp://worldcat.org/oclc/68693667http://librarything.com/work/1658215http://books.google.com/books?id=M_DtwznYASwChttp://www.foodnotlawns.netbook: Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; by Rosalind Creasyhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/7796026http://librarything.com/work/153402book: Landscaping with fruit; by Lee Reichhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/213301159http://librarything.com/work/7962908book: Edible Flower Garden; by Rosalind Creasyhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/39713714http://librarything.com/work/326878~ORGANIC PEST CONTROLhttp://peststop.livejournal.comORGANIC WEED CONTROLhttp://stopweeds.livejournal.comSAVE THE BEEShttp://friendsofthebees.orgPesticide Action Network North Americahttp://panna.org
  • 28. National Farm Worker Ministry - Episcopal Farm Worker Ministryhttp://nfwm.orgStop the Pesticide Poisoning of Farm Workers and their ChildrenPest Management at the Crossroadshttp://pmac.netEco Fly TrapEpps Biting Fly Traphttp://showhorsepromotions.com/horseflies.htmhttp://scribd.com/doc/40643343Greenhead Fly trapshttp://scribd.com/doc/40644335Eliminating POLLUTION and RECYCLING with Effective Microorganismsbook: Our Future Reborn: EM Technology Changes The World; by Teruo Higahttp://worldcat.org/oclc/556259884http://librarything.com/work/9217089http://effectivemicro-organisms.co.ukbook: Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World; Paul Stametshttp://librarything.com/work/494921Cleaning Up Oil Spillshttp://fungi.comWORM Composting and RECYCLING Technologiesbook: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhofhttp://librarything.com/work/129657http://vermico.com http://wormdigest.orgMore Books about Worm Technologieshttp://wormbooks.comhttp://vermico.com~HYDROPONIC GARDENING and Greenhouseshttp://www.growingedge.comhttp://carbon.orgbook: Hobby Hydroponics; by Howard M. Reshhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/51586636http://books.google.com/books?id=vT-hJsta_gwChttp://librarything.com/work/2793250http://growingedge.comAQUAPONIC GARDENINGbook: Aquaponic Food Production: growing fish and vegetables for food and profit; by Rebecca LNelson
  • 29. http://www.backyardaquaponics.comhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/309871190http://books.google.com/books?id=da1fPgAACAAJBackyard Aquaponics: A Guide to Building an Aquaponic System; by Joel Malcolmhttp://worldcat.org/oclc/225248253http://librarything.com/work/4754253Backyard Aquaponics Magazinehttp://backyardaquaponics.comAquaponics Journalhttp://aquaponicsjournal.com~ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDSlocalharvest.org - search "organic seeds"~For more information, please contact local gardeners and farmers who specialize in Organic gardening,Permaculture gardening, Biodynamic gardening, Japanese Kyusei Nature gardening - Shizen Nouhou,Biointensive gardening, Heirloom gardening-Heritage Seeds, Lasagna gardening, Square Footgardening, Vertical gardening, Wall and Fence gardening, Roof Top and Balcony gardening, Indoorgardening with LED Grow Lights and Ssolatube.com, Micro Greens gardening, Windowsill gardening,Container gardening, Keyhole gardening, Organic Aquaponics gardening, African Bag Gardens, NoDig gardening, Agroforestry gardening, Israeli Greenhouses Technology for Hot Climates, OrganicHydroponics gardening and Gardening Therapy.Gardening is micro-climate specific. These means that local gardeners might know of gardeningtechniques and resources which are helpful for the location you live in.Keep researching, reading, refining your gardening methods and experimenting with different growingtechniques.Organic Gardening technology is changing and improving all the time. Also, as the climate changes,you may need to learn other gardening techniques for various climates.http://localharvest.org~VEGETABLE OIL CARSPlant Drivehttp://plantdrive.com
  • 30. Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systemshttp://www.greasecar.comConvert Used Cooking Oil into Diesel Fuelhttp://scribd.com/doc/48038246http://calameo.com/books/00062505380583956a8bbDetails of Using Vegetable Oil CarsConverting your Diesel Engine to Vegetable Oilhttp://scribd.com/doc/34396203http://calameo.com/books/0006250539dafd6734dd3Veg Powered Systemshttp://vegpoweredsystems.comGolden Fuel Systemshttp://goldenfuelsystems.comGood Greasehttp://www.goodgrease.comVeg PowerPower from Vegetable Oilhttp://www.vegpower.comELSBETT Diesel Technologyhttp://elsbett.comVeg Oil Motoringhttp://vegoilmotoring.comBio Carhttp://biocar.deEnviofuelStraight Vegetable Oil Productshttp://www.enviofuel.comFRYBRIDThe Future of Vegetable Oil Technologyhttp://frybrid.comVegie Carshttp://vegiecars.comOrganic Mechanichttp://www.theorganicmechanic.org
  • 31. Fattywagonshttp://www.fattywagons.comDVD: S.V.O. Seminar 2006 http://www.goldenfuelsystems.comDVD: Greasy Rider http://plotkinproductions.com/greasyinfo.htmlDVD: Liquid Gold 2 http://www.goldenfuelsystems.comuse search engines to locate dvdsDVD: FUELhttp://thefuelfilm.comGrease Universityhttp://greasology.org~JOURNEY to FOREVERhttp://journeytoforever.org~book: Super Power Breathing: For Super Energy, High Health & Longevity, by Patricia Bragghttp://calameo.com/books/000621631bae3952d4ca7http://scribd.com/doc/3825787http://worldcat.org/oclc/41437619http://librarything.com/work/9216551~Your Local FOOD BANK Needs YouPlease help. Thank YOU!http://foodbank77.insanejournal.comhttp://nielzekock.insanejournal.comhttp://food2bank.insanejournal.comGLEANER GROUPSPlease setup a Gleaner Group in your Local area for Foodbanks and Soup Kitchens, etc.http://glean4food.insanejournal.comhttp://scribd.com/doc/51070294~Praise God ~ Be Thankful ~ Forgive ~ Receive the Blessings ~ Give God the Glory~
  • 32. Proverb:A good person leaves an inheritance to their children’s children.What kind of inheritance are you leaving?~Please email this web site to friends and others who are concerned about our childrens future and ourgrandchildrens future.Thank you for all of your help.~