Changing the Food System
Trail #1 - Why the Food System Must be Changed
... outlines the issues of the industrial food-production systems and outputs ... 'food from nowhere' global warming, etc. Traditional and local food systems, which reduce the problem face considerable pressure from it.
... investigates what can be done - when city-based community efforts to counter these impacts face overwhelming odds, and good-hearted intention through movements like Permaculture are stunted by land prices.
1. Non-sustainable Farming
- Environmentally unsustainable technology,
- The propaganda behind those technologies,
- The staggering scale of the ensuing problems.
The Industrial Revolution: while mechanising agriculture and hastening the enclosure of the commons, it also provided the wherewithal for the massive mechanisation and chemicalisation of warfare on an unprecedented scale.
The U.S, in its post-war efforts to feed a shattered Europe, adapted those technologies to agriculture on ever-widening scales. By the end of last century monocultural agriculture had overreached its ecological ceiling. Like the sorcerer's apprentice farming had become trapped in an ever-compounding crisis.
We deny ourselves the garden
of life by destroying it.
Though only the trailer for the film this clip captures its message well; bringing together several influential voices on the need for us to quit industrial/chemical farming.
Using historical archival footage the film connects the dots on global food issues and shows how corporate control of the world’s food production is destroying people’s health, economies and the environment across the planet.
Beef: the un-Sustainability Secret
"Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged." - Cowspiracy.com
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