“Miraculous Abundance”

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“Those that rule would have us believe that with more than seven billion humans on planet earth, we must increase the use of chemicals and genetic engineering to feed the world. We’ve already seen ample evidence of the (un)intended fatal consequences of doing things just because we can. Contrary to the lies and false claims of increased productivity, overuse of such techniques is killing the biosphere’s natural propensity to encourage healthy life. We’re killing the soil and much more besides.”

Miraculous Abundance

Published on Friday, 21 October 2016

Daily Pickings has referred to the importance of food in rebuilding resilience and collaboration within families and communities. The current political economy has estranged most of us from both nature and humanity by creating physical and ideological divisions, barring us from what has sustained humans for millennia.

Those that rule would have us believe that with more than seven billion humans on planet earth, we must increase the use of chemicals and genetic engineering to feed the world. We’ve already seen ample evidence of the (un)intended fatal consequences of doing things just because we can. Contrary to the lies and false claims of increased productivity, overuse of such techniques is killing the biosphere’s natural propensity to encourage healthy life. We’re killing the soil and much more besides.

The challenge for the political economy is to move from a state of contrived, competitive scarcity to a world of natural, co-creative abundance. We now have empirical evidence that using a combination of techniques and practices going back millennia, with modern understanding of biology, we can easily feed the world and recreate harmonious communities.

Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer have proven that working in harmony with nature as opposed to against it (by killing everything falsely perceived as undesirable) provides significantly higher yields than industrialised agriculture. An ongoing study shows that 1000 square metres, managed in accordance with natural processes, can feed a person entirely. If you do the maths, the Malthusian proposition of overpopulation dwarfing the productive capacity of the earth, is nonsense. We can not only feed the world; we can establish a harmonious world of miraculous abundance.

permaculture & agroecologyThe Bec Hellouin Farm

One quarter of an acre, two French farmers and enough food to feed the world

Source: Miraculous Abundance

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