Debunking the Myth - only Industrial Agriculture can Feed the World
`Debunking the Myth - only Industrial Agriculture can Feed the World- Organic Agriculture and Food SecurityHold the agrichemicals: Organic ag could keep markets brimming with food. Ive written about it oncealready, but I want to return to The Economists recent special series about how industrial agriculture isthe true and only way to feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit the world by 2050.The framing, I think, is extremely interesting.The widely revered magazine identifies two strains of thought on the food systems future: one seriousand one frivolous.The serious one -- made up of "food companies, plant breeders, and international developmentagencies" -- is "concerned mainly with feeding the worlds growing population," which it plans to do"through the spread of modern farming, plant research and food processing in poor countries."The frivolous one -- "influential among non-governmental organizations and some consumers" --"concentrates more on the food problems of richer countries, such as concerns about animal welfare andobesity," The Economist writes.This group fixates on the question of "what should we have for dinner," but has little to say aboutfeeding the globes growing population.And since The Economists special report "concentrates on the problems of feeding the 9 billion," notthe trivial omnivorous dilemmas of wealthy Berkeleyites, the magazine throws its lot in with thecompanies, plant breeders, and international development agencies -- the Serious People Looking forReal Solutions for Feeding the World.Im focusing on this Economist spread because I think it beautifully exemplifies (and reinforces) theconventional wisdom on the future of food.President Obama displayed his fealty to it by placing an agrichemical-industry lobbyist in charge ofagricultural trade negotiations and by tapping a Monsanto-funded scientist to lead the USDAsresearch program.USDA chief Tom Vilsack expresses it when he natters on about ramming open foreign markets to oursurplus farm products.Nina Fedoroff, until recently the State Departments chief science advisor, promotes it every chance shegets. She has moved on from shaping U.S. foreign policy on ag science to another influential position:president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The globes best-endowed grant maker, the Gates Foundation, endorses it every time it cuts adeal with agribusiness giants like Monsanto and BASF.
The problem is, the conventional wisdom is wrong -- or, at the very least, much more contested than itschampions let on. The Economist insisted that international development agencies had embraced BigAg as the solution to the globes food problem, but that simply isnt true.Indeed, for years now, a steady stream of reports has emerged from the development agencies callingfor new directions. In 2008, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development and the U.N. EnvironmentProgram issued a paper called "Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa."It reads like a direct refutation of The Economists claims.The report concludes:Organic agriculture can increase agricultural productivity and can raise incomes with low-cost, locallyavailable and appropriate technologies, without causing environmental damage. Furthermore, evidenceshows that organic agriculture can build up natural resources, strengthen communities and improvehuman capacity, thus improving food security by addressing many different causal factorssimultaneously ... Organic and near-organic agricultural methods and technologies are ideally suited formany poor, marginalized smallholder farmers in Africa, as they require minimal or no external inputs,use locally and naturally available materials to produce high-quality products, and encourage a wholesystemic approach to farming that is more diverse and resistant to stress.That same year, the U.N.s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report that echoed thoseconclusions.Entitled:"Mitigating Global Warming, Providing Food Security and Self-Reliance for Rural Livelihoods"The report points to the Tigray area of Ethiopia, "previously known as one of the most degradedRegions of Ethiopia."There, more than 20,000 farming families saw yields of major cereals and pulses nearly double "usingecological agricultural practices such as composting, water and soil conservationactivities, agroforestry, and crop diversification" -- even as "the use of chemicalfertilizers ... steadily decreased."The phase out of synthetic and mined fertilizers was key, because "most poor farmers, particularly indegraded lands and in market-marginalized areas, are not able to afford external inputs," the reportstates.Perhaps even more crucially, the FAO researchers found that "ecological agriculture"could "assist farmers in adapting to Global Warming" by making farm fields moreresilient to stress.So why isnt eco-agriculture catching on? The report cites a bevy of obstacles, none of themtechnological:
Lack of policy support at local, national, regional and international levels, resource and capacityconstraints, and a lack of awareness and inadequate information, training and research on ecologicalagriculture at all levels.At a conference in 2009, the FAO once again bluntly contradicted the conventional wisdom."In the name of intensification in many places around the world, farmers over-ploughed, over-fertilized,over-irrigated, over-applied pesticides," Shivaji Pandey, director of FAOs Plant Production andProtection Division, declared."But in so doing we also affected all aspects of the soil, water, land, biodiversity and the servicesprovided by an intact ecosystem. That began to bring yield growth rates down."In place of industrial methods, Pandey called for "conservation agriculture," which hedescribed as a "farming system that does not use regular ploughing and tillage but promotes permanentsoil cover and diversified crop rotation to ensure optimal soil health and productivity."Then theres the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology forDevelopment (IAASTD).Under the auspices of the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization, and otherinstitutions, the IAASTD gathered 400 scientists and development experts from dozens of nations toassess the very problems examined by The Economist. A three-year project, it has been called the IPCCof agriculture.Its conclusion : agroecological practices -- including the very organic farming techniquesscorned by The Economist -- are at least as important as agrichemicals and biotechnology in terms of"feeding the world" in the decades to come.As for the alleged panacea of genetically modified seeds, the IAASTD was so unenthusiasticabout GMOs that Croplife International, the trade group for the globes dominantGMO/agrichemical purveyors, angrily pulled out of participation shortly before its release -- as,disgracefully, did the U.S. and Canadian governments in solidarity.Just last week, the U.N. Environment Program yet again came out against Big Ag, this time aspart of its broad Green Economy initiative.The agency released an advance copy of a report called "Agriculture: Investing in NaturalCapital."It amounts to a blistering assault on the Big Agribusiness.It briskly names the main problems with the goal of spreading U.S.-style industrial agriculture to theglobal south:Conventional/industrial agriculture is energy and input-intensive.
Its high productivity relies on the extensive use of petrochemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, fuel,water, and continuous new investment (e.g. in advanced seed varieties and machinery).In place of the industrial model, the report calls for what it terms "green agriculture,"characterized by low-tech, high-skilled methods like "restoring and enhancing soil fertilitythrough the increased use of naturally and sustainably produced nutrient inputs; diversified croprotations; and livestock and crop integration."In other words, the basic tenets of organic agriculture, which were developed by an English plantpathologist drawing on the methods of Indian peasant farmers in the first half of the 20th century.Such agriculture can indeed "feed the 9 billion," to use The Economists phrase. The report concludesthat "use of green agricultural practices and technologies" can boost global per capita calorieavailability from todays 2,800 to around 3,200 calories by 2050.And it can do so in a way that doesnt drive millions of smallholder farmers off the land and into citiesill-equipped to absorb them, like the so-called Green Revolution transition to industrial farming in the‘60s and ‘70s did in South Asia."Green Agriculture has the potential to be a net creator of jobs that provides higherreturn on labour inputs than conventional agriculture," the report states.Transitioning to green agriculture will take serious investment, the report acknowledges: $198 billionper year from 2011 to 2050.But the original Green Revolution required massive investments, too -- as do present-day schemes thatinvolve "feeding the world" with patented biotech seeds, large energy-sucking machines, andchemical fertilizers.And investing in Green Agriculture offers high returns:Studies suggest that "Return on investments (ROI) in agricultural knowledge, science and technologyacross commodities, countries and regions on average are high (40-50 per cent) and have not declinedover time.In terms of social gains, the Asian Development Bank Institute concluded that investment needed tomove a household out of poverty through engaging farmers in Organic Agriculture could beonly US$32 to US$38 per capitaThis latest report confirms that there is indeed a consensus forming in development-policy circles onthe feed-the-world question, but its the opposite of what The Economist presented.Green Agriculture, not Big Ag, points the way forward to feeding the world.The question becomes, why are so many influential commentators behind the curve?How can The Economist so confidently pretend away the emerging consensus?
(I cant resist noting that in the acknowledgments to its special food series, the magazine named assources Monsanto, Syngenta, the Monsanto-funded Donald Danforth Plant Science Center,and Kraft Foods, along with the World Bank and the FAO.)Why did President Obama staff his ag-policy positions with people who act like theyve neverheard anything but Big Ag Propaganda?When is the Gates Foundation going to move its considerable resources behind green ag?How can a smart writer like The Washington Posts ace political blogger Ezra Klein casually declare, ashe did last year, that "Industrial farms are the future," citing nothing more than a half-bakednewspaper report?~Thanks for the great article and references. Perhaps as we hit a peak in oil production, and fuel pricesrise, we will see a return to less fertilizer and pesticide intensive food production.The world may simply be forced - through higher oil prices - to become more organic and local. Andwe may see a flourishing of farmers markets and home grown gardens.~During World War II, victory gardens planted in backyards and on urban rooftops supplied much of thenations food. Growing locally and earnestly can provide nutritious, real food for a large population.Industrial agriculture only feeds the world if people are content with living off franken corn and all itspseudo-food derivatives.People will have plenty of food if they grow it themselves and/or support their local farmers.~It is estimated that some 55% of food in Russia is produced on just 7% of arable land by the commonpopulace on "dacha gardens" -- small plots, primarily organic, run by extended families.Contrast this with the vast majority of arable land in the hands of large, formerly state-owned industrialfarms, that turn out only about 20% of the food. (The balance is provided by intermediate-sized farms.)~As to "frankencorn" its bt corn and I suggest you look at what frankencorn pollen is doing to our waterways -- among other damage.You might even research horizontal gene migration; do you want your intestinal flora producing bt?
~Horirizontal gene transfer happened over millenia and is a part of evolution, correct, BUT Mothernature did it her own way and in her own time. What is being done here is mostly a manmade syntheticHGT to change the DNA of a plant to accept a manmade synthetic chemical. Sorry, doesnt soundappetizing to me. This is a drastic and rapid evolutionary mistake.Further more, in the last 2 decades there is has been a major increase in corn allergies or intolerancesand also wheat guten intolerance. This may or may not have anything to do with GMOs, but it certainlyshows us that too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. (and that is where the subsidy issue fallinto place)Why does almost every single packaged food /now even plastics, make up, carpeting, even freshveggies covered in food grade wax contain either wheat, soy or corn?Because of heavy subsidies. Just because my body produces just the right amount of insulin and it isgood to have that amount, when it is ramped up there are major troubles.Same thing goes for our surplus of the subsidized grains. I believe we are being negatively affected byjust too much of a good thing.It wont be too long before the peoples of Brasil, Argentina, India, Iran, Pakistan, Africa, and where everelse GMO are being pushed end up with our "so called Western illnesses" mark my words~Check out "Schooling the World” for some real insight into this.It is oft said that education is the way out of poverty. And yet, third-world education initiatives areoften little more than training people to be employees.People who subsistence-farmed in a cash-free economy then go off to the cities to live in slums andwork in factories.This film demonstrates that education is often the *cause* of poverty!DVD: Schooling the Worldhttp://schoolingtheworld.orgtranslate traduzca traduisez verschiebt vertaalhttp://babelfish.yahoo.com http://freetranslation.com~DIRTY SECRETS of the Food Processing Industryhttp://scribd.com/doc/48259922~
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Treatment 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.comSoilSoup 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/131472Earth 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 Williamsonhttp://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. Flores
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