Discussion from New York on how to tackle disposing of daipers, the insurmountable pile of cigarette ends and cat waste and dog waste etc.,….
Farmer and environmental activist Richard Higgins has already been doing exactly all this for 20 years.
If only the BBC would look further than big corporations for their news stories
was featured on Farming Today as a genetic researcher on low fertility soils. He has bred a new variety of Brussell Sprout that will do well on soils with low fertility.
This is erroneous in that healthy soil conditions makes for health giving crops. And the point of eating food crops is to get healthy……Everyone overlooks the soil.
If the soil was healthy then presumably there would be no problem. It appears that mainstream agriculture has little or no idea about how to improve soil fertility.
If you know how to improve soil fertility properly you will not require any chemicals in your agriculture at all.
BBC TODAY programme featured an interview with Mark Owens on supporting GM technology.
Mark Owens has not done much research into GM technology. The family he found in Tanzania who had a viral infection on their cassava crop is due to very poor soil conditions – not the lack of GMO technology.
To improve people’s health more refrigerated vehicles are needed world wide to improve the transport of fresh fruit and veg to retail outlets. For example India wastes more food between production and sale than any other country. More lorries mean more CO2 emissions.
Refrigerated vehicles are difficult to improve on their carbon footprint (types of refrigeration gases).
Therefore to reduce this carbon footprint governments and city/population designers who are responsible for expanding population centres should consider these factors in their design. This will help determine the health of those populations. Designing proper food growing technologies (IE., without employing chemicals) within cities should be a major consideration in the design of these developments. There can then be massive reductions on CO2 emissions and vast improvements upon people’s health.
As of BBC broadcast of 24th January 2015 Farming Today
The Lamas machinery show proudly presented their latest mechanical ability for a new kind of seeder that can sow different varieties of seed in different parts of a field where the soil type changes or may be poor.
Still no one is considering soil conditions to improve the growing capacity of any seed variety.
Rather than altering the seed variety to a soil type we suggest that you amend the soil type to suit any variety. This is then known as a healthy soil.
According to the BBC world service, 11 Dec 2014, the world population will be reduced by 10 million due to anti-biotic resistant diseases that will cause unnecessary early deaths.
This will deficit the world economy by trillions of dollars. ($63Tn by 2050)
In order to re establish good immune systems for the populace it is advisable to farm appropriately and create good immune systems by growing healthy food. This we advocate on our Home Page.
Speaking to Elm Farm Research we find from Lawrence Smith, head of the sustainable research department that there is no funding from the government for sustainable research systems. He tells us that they only want to research high tech solutions. The same is told us by Rothamsted Research.
Thus the cost of not carrying out research for such solutions, as will repair people’s natural immunity, will cost this country an amount equivalent to 35 years of the UK’s total generated output by 2050.