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What the organic, locally grown, slow food movement means when applied to a continent.

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
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No, we would starve fast.

I garden too, a 60' x 15' plot and while I get lots of greens from it, you need a minimum of one acre of calorie intense crops (think potatoes) to sustain one person for one year.


Dude you can grow 21,000 lbs of potatoes organically on one acre in one year. How much do you eat?




posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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I don't understand why it must be all or nothing.
Who is saying abandon technology?

I have a right to say I won't eat that apple if you alter mother nature.
Who is any Government to make me eat something they have done 'who knows what' with?

And like it or not, we are all "progressives" when it comes to the American diet, accepting the most artificial, most recently approved chemicals and the newest version containing the least amount of "slow grown, expensive, old fashioned, natural" ingredients everyday.

Lets not disregard the clear benefits of natural organics because our goal is only to supply the minimum basics to everyone that doesn't have it. In fact why bother to pretend this is our goal when we have been able to do it for years and yet... the world is still starving?




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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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THIS is another reason using Africa as a "Model" is typical bull poop.


.....Zimbabwe's policy of seizing white-owned farms and handing them over to black workers has cost the country £7billion in lost production over the past decade, it has been claimed.

The extent of the agricultural collapse in the former British colony - once famed as the 'bread-basket of Africa' - emerged hours after the UN said it needs half a billion dollars in humanitarian aid this year.

Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, and his family now own 39 farms which had been seized from their white former owners, said the Commercial Farmers' Union in Harare, the country's capital.

Hundreds more have been 'stolen' from experienced white farmers and given to black workers.... www.dailymail.co.uk...


You have revolutions and seizures of farms from knowledgeable farmers and food production will DROP!



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