September 3, 2011
This farm is absolutely amazing. They have 10,000 fish and 500 yards of compost and produce 1 MILLION pounds of Food per year. This has to be the way of the future if we are going to feed the population of Earth as we grow.
The beauty about this type of system is that it could also be utilized on marginal land as well.
July 7, 2008
Video: Google Video
I’m not going to add much to the comments accompanying this video from Google Video –
“On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television – a documentary that Americans won’t ever see. The gigantic bio-tech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years”.
It’s Food as a weapon and another thing that greedy sociopaths would want to control.
June 26, 2008
With the price of petrol on an ever increasing spiral upwards, food is being sucked along in it’s wake. With supermarkets and Industrial farming also on an ever increasing spiral upwards, nutrition and health is going in the opposite direction.
Lets face it political instability is on the increase like the weather and food shortages, so why waste time and money on lawns and pay for food that’s neither fresh nor healthy, yet is increasing in prices and being sprayed with who knows what… grow your own food, improve your health, and put the money you save into solar panels.
June 26, 2008
I remember years ago seeing something about a study, that used Rats to simulate the effects of population pressures and diet on people… the premise was that our behaviors are in a lot of ways similar.
In these tests they used an enclosed system and they steadily increased the population of rats. Now, to take out some of the variables they ensured that there was plenty of good food and water. The results were that as the population levels increased, the neuroses increased, there was rape, murder and even cannibalism, as the populations went up… and this should of surprised them because?
It’s only corporations, politicians and religious nutters who’d argue that limiting populations is a bad thing.
Next in the rat house, they tried two other experiments. One where they gave the rats a healthy diet and water and alcohol to choose from… these rats chose water. Then they gave the rats an unhealthy diet; you know donuts and big Macs type crap, with the same option for water or alcohol, this time the rats chose alcohol.
Now, it occurs to me that the way we are being forced (Trapped if you like) to live; which suits the corporations alone, is bound to create problems. Even the family unit it’s self is, in a since, not ideal, in fact far from it.
Perhaps the problem is that our social evolution has been messed up and out of sync with our forced living style… that the discarded village tribalism, where there is a mixture of kids, parents and grandparents living together, and a system where one’s food comes largely from your own area (with some trade) and everybody’s got a say and nobody is left behind, not unlike what some Hippies were advocating (forget the media crap) or if you prefer… like Switzerland, only hopefully with a little more spark.
June 19, 2008
This is a good news story about Eritrea, one of the world’s newest nations, a land devastated by war and the stripping of it’s trees to feed camels and to provide firewood for cooking. Eritrea now has some hope thanks to a Japanese American call Sato.
It all started with the re-establishment of Mangroves… something we had, for years been wiping out to provide profits for developers, despite being warned by scientists that they were vital for fish nurseries and the ecology in general.
As with most reclamation projects, the solution is to look at the way Nature does things, then learn from this often simple solution and give it a hand. Initially they had to use small amounts of fertilizers to get the Mangroves started, but once they got going, the areas ecology picked up, soon there were more fish, crabs, prawns and more plant matter… it was off and running.
“This is a low-tech solution to hunger and poverty. In these times of food price rises and global warming, it is just what the world needs,” Manzanar project manager Ammanuel Yemane, of Eritrea’s Fisheries Ministry.
June 19, 2008
Last month the UN conducted a worldwide survey with one question:
“Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?”
The survey was a huge failure.
In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant
In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant
In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant
In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant
In the Middle East they didn’t know what “solution” meant
In South America they didn’t know what “please” meant
In the US they didn’t know what “rest of the world” meant.
June 4, 2008
For those who have been with us awhile you’ll know that both Craig and myself are not fans of GM food, nor Monsanto in particular.
The other day our public TV showed ‘Animal Pharm’, basically it was a PR video for GM. Now neither Craig nor myself are Luddites, Craig’s an Electrical Engineering Graduate and my field was Metallurgy & Engineering, so we’re not impressed by self interested science, nor are we taken in by the ‘they are doing it to feed the world’ bullshit… they are doing it so they can control the world’s food source pure and simple, for profit and the people setting the agenda are incapable of understanding the potential dangers, because all they can see is bucks… that’s what Bankers and Lawyers (spit on the ground) do.
Anyhow, it’s really good to see this type of thinking in the US, as it is in Europe and Australia. It’s this sort of thinking that will both make us healthier and save us money… my advice, get some antique seeds and start growing your own food, you don’t need much space and a little exercise will do you a world of good too.
May 30, 2008
Video: The Real News
Some future, bankruptcy, depression, riots, Martial Law, now fuel and food shortages… and it seems like just yesterday they were telling us that everything was going sooo swimmingly. Next we’ll have all those religious nuts doing the self for filling prophecy Armagetting thing on us. As the narrator in Monkey Magic once said. “God must love fools because he made so many of them.”
And in case your’e thinking that Buddha was another religious nut… after 49 days of meditation, one of the first things Buddha said was. “There is no God.”, Einstein said much the same thing.
May 27, 2008
Health’s not about Health, Health should be about prevention not cure. But the money’s obviously not in prevention, prevention would save clients and governments money, basically because it involves, eating the right amount and type of food, drinking plenty of water, keeping stress levels down, getting the right amount of rest and exercise… obviously there’s not much scope for corporations here.
But if a group of corporations manage to control the food cycle completely, and are able to get on board the University and medical boards, control the media and governments, then they can create a group of elites, who are symbioticly indoctrinated, to conditioning a population into a dependence, on the cures to the problems that the corporations created, using the corporations own marketing organization… they are a calculatingly evil pack of bastards, and people should stop and think about it, and don’t fall for their bullshit.
May 26, 2008
Let me get my head around this, drug companies make drugs that kill and injure literally millions of people a year throughout the world, are legal. Whereas a plant which you can grow in your backyard, that will help cure glaucoma, help cancer victims get over their radiation treatment; which often kills more patients than the cancer. In fact this plant is seen by many as a cure for many cancers, and it can ease the suffering of Lupus & MS etc. etc.
Even though this plant’s seeds are one of the most nutritious food sources known to man, containing several amino acids not readily available elsewhere. What a plant that produces the world’s best paper, some of the best all purpose fabrics, insulation and building materials. A plant which is perhaps the quickest growing bio-fuel producer on the planet. A plant that does not require insecticides nor exotic fertilizers and chemicals. A plant, a plant! that has been grown and used till the 30’s, for something like 10,000 years and has never ever ever ever killed anybody, is illegal.
HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa… you are kidding aren’t you, I mean, who’s running this planet anyway, Bankers, Petroleum, Chemical and Drug companies or something?
Oh beam me up Scotty, there seems to be no signs of intelligence on this planet.