Why we must shift from “industrial-chemical-monoculture” food systems to “local, diverse, agro-ecological ” food systems…before it is too late.

Good people,

The month of April 2019 is here and with it the beginning of the 2rd quarter of the year. The much awaited long rains are yet to start. The manifestations of the Equinox – unusually high temperatures - have been particularly punishing…there is a sense of gloom and doom… the negative socio-economic effects are evident; from famine to high inflationary rates…and more.

Here are some of the reasons why we should urgently shift away the conventional “industrial-chemical-monoculture” food production model…before it is too late.

  • More than six years ago, a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report published on September 18th, 2013 called for radical changes in agriculture and food production stating that: “Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food”, the report recommends.
  • The same document urges world leaders to “wake up before it is too late”: http://www.arc2020.eu/unctad-wake-up-before-its-too-late/
  • World renowned environmental thinker and activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, has constantly warned humanity of the inequality and disparity created by the “Billionnaires Club” who, increasingly, seek to control global resources and power, to the detriment of 99% of humanity, in her new book: Oneness: https://www.alliance-editeurs.org/oneness-vs-the-1-shattering,1540?
  • Here is a short video of Vandana Shiva explaining the unfolding ecological disaster with this unsustainable model: