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ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WILL TERMINATE WORLD HUNGER

Utilizing advanced organic farming technology to eliminate hunger. Why


Genetic Engineered Food will not solve the World Hunger Issue. Many
links to organic and sustainable technology web sites.

Several high-profile advocates of conventional agricultural production have stated that the world would
starve if we all converted to organic agriculture. They have written articles for science journals and
other publications saying that organic agriculture is not sustainable and produces yields that are
significantly lower than conventional agriculture.

Thus, the push for genetically modified organisms, growth hormones, animal-feed antibiotics, food
irradiation and toxic synthetic chemicals is being justified, in part, by the rationale that without these
products the world will not be able to feed itself.

Ever since Thomas Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798 and first raised the
specter of overpopulation, various experts have been predicting the end of human civilization because
of mass starvation.

The theme was popularized again by Paul Ehrlich in his 1968 book, The Population Bomb. According
to Ehrlich’s logic, we should all be starving now that the 21st century has arrived:

The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s the world will undergo famines hundreds of
millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.

The only famines that have occurred since 1968 have been in African countries saddled with corrupt
governments, political turmoil, civil wars and periodic droughts. The world had enough food for these
people it was political and logistical events that prevented them from producing adequate food or
stopped aid from reaching them. Hundreds of millions of people did not starve to death.

The specter of mass starvation is being pushed again as the motive for justifying GMOs. In June 2003,
President Bush stated at a biotechnology conference:

We should encourage the spread of safe, effective biotechnology to win the fight against global hunger.

We must now ask ourselves:

Is global hunger due to a shortage of food production

In this first decade of the 21st century, many farmers around the world are facing a great economic
crisis of low commodity prices. These low prices are due to oversupply. Current economic theories
hold that prices decrease when supply is greater than demand.

Most of our current production systems are price driven, with the need for economies of scale to reduce
unit costs. The small profit margins of this economic environment favor enterprises working in terms of
large volume, and as a result the family farm is declining. Many areas of the United States and
Australia have fewer farmers now than 100 years ago, and the small rural centers they support are
disappearing. Hundreds of thousands of farmers have had to leave their farms in Argentina due to
higher production costs and lower commodity prices. The sugar industry in Australia is on the verge of
collapse for the same reason. Australian dairy farmers continue to leave the industry since deregulation
forced down the prices they receive. Most of the major industrial countries are subsidizing their farmers
so that their agricultural sectors do not collapse.

Europe, North America, Australia and Brazil are in the process of converting a large percentage of their
arable land from food production to biofuels such as ethanol in an effort to establish viable markets for
their farmers. The latest push in GMO development is BioPharm, in which plants such as corn,
sugarcane and tobacco are modified to produce new compounds such as hormones, vaccines, plastics,
polymers and other non-food compounds. All of these developments will mean that less food is grown
on some of the world’s most productive farmland.

Grain farmers in India have protested about cheap imports that are sending them deeper into poverty.
Countries such as India and China, once considered as overpopulated basket cases, export large
quantities of food. In fact, India, one of the world’s most populated countries, is a net food exporter in
most years.

South American rainforests are cleared for pasture that is grazed with beef destined for the hamburger
chains of North America. Once the soil is depleted, new areas are cleared for pasture and old, degraded
areas are abandoned to weeds. In Asia, most of the forests are cleared for timber that is exported to the
developed industrial economies. One of the saddest things about this massive, wasteful destruction of
biodiversity is that very little of the newly cleared land is used to feed the poor. Most of this production
of timber and beef is exported to the world’s richest economies.

The reality is that the world produces more than enough food to feed everyone and has more than
enough suitable agricultural land to do it. Unfortunately, due to inefficient, unfair distribution systems
and poor farming methods, millions of people do not receive adequate nutrition.

Can organic agriculture feed the world?

Organic agriculture needs to be able to answer two major questions:


1. Can organic agriculture produce high yields?
2. Can organic agriculture get the food to the people who need it?

An editorial in New Scientist for February 3, 2001, stated that low-tech, sustainable agriculture is
increasing crop yields on poor farms across the world, often by 70 percent or more. This has been
achieved by replacing synthetic chemicals with natural pest control and natural fertilizers.

Professor Jules Pretty, director of the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex,
wrote:
Recent evidence from 20 countries has found more than 2 million families farming sustainably on more
than 4-5 million hectares. This is no longer marginal. It cannot be ignored. What is remarkable is not so
much the numbers, but that most of this has happened in the past 5-10 years. Moreover, many of the
improvements are occurring in remote and resource-poor areas that had been assumed to be incapable
of producing food surpluses.

An excellent example of this type of agricultural extension has been published in the January 2003
World Vision News. Working in conjunction AusAID, World Vision linked farmers from the
impoverished Makuyu community in Kenya with the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF).

They arranged workshops where KIOF members taught the principles of organic farming,
including compost making, preparing safe organic pesticides, organic vegetable gardening and organic
care of livestock.

Maize yields increased by four to nine times. The organically grown crops produced yields that were 60
percent higher than crops grown with expensive chemical fertilizers.

The wonderful thing is that many of these farmers now have a surplus of food to sell, whereas
previously they did not even have enough to eat. They are organizing marketing co-ops to sell this
surplus.

The profits are going back to the community. They have distributed dairy goats, rabbits, hives and
poultry to community members and have planted 20,000 trees, including 2,000 mangos. Several of the
organic farmers are training many other farmers in the district and helping them to apply organic
farming techniques to their farms.

The mood of the community has changed. They are now confident and empowered with the knowledge
that they can overcome the problems in their community.

These types of simple, community-based organic agricultural models are what is needed around the
world to end rural poverty and starvation, not GMOs and expensive toxic chemicals.

The Makuyu community in Kenya is not an isolated example. Professor Pretty gives other examples
from around the world of increases in yield when farmers have replaced synthetic chemicals and shifted
to sustainable/organic methods:

223,000 farmers in southern Brazil using green manures and cover crops of legumes and livestock
integration have doubled yields of maize and wheat to 4-5 tons/hectare.

45,000 farmers in Guatemala and Honduras used regenerative technologies to triple maize yields to 2-

2.5 tons/ha and diversify their upland farms, which has led to local economic growth that has in turn
encouraged remigration back from the cities.
200,000 farmers across Kenya as part of sustainable agriculture programs have more than doubled their
maize yields to about 2.5 to 3.3 tons/ha and substantially improved vegetable production through the
dry seasons.

100,000 small coffee farmers in Mexico have adopted fully organic production methods and increased
yields by half.

A million wetland rice farmers in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri
Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam have shifted to sustainable agriculture, where group-based farmer field
schools have enabled farmers to learn alternatives to pesticides and increase their yields by about 10
percent.

Nicolas Parrott of Cardiff University, U.K., authored a report entitled The Real Green Revolution. He
gives case studies that confirm the success of organic and agroecological farming techniques in the
developing world:

In Madhya Pradesh, India, average cotton yields on farms participating in the Maikaal Bio-Cotton
Project are 20 percent higher than on neighboring conventional farms.

In Madagascar, SRI (System of Rice Intensification) has increased yields from the usual 2-3 tons per
hectare to yields of 6, 8 or 10 tons per hectare.

In Tigray, Ethiopia, a move away from intensive agrochemical usage in favor of composting has
produced an increase in yields and in the range of crops it is possible to grow.

In the highlands of Bolivia, the use of bonemeal and phosphate rock and intercropping with nitrogen-
fixing lupin species have significantly contributed to increases in potato yields.

One of the most important aspects of the teaching farmers in these regions to increase yields with
sustainable/organic methods is that the food and fiber is produced close to where it is needed and in
many cases by the people who need it. It is not produced halfway around the world, transported, and
then sold to them.

Another important aspect is the low input costs. Growers do not need to buy expensive imported
fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The increase in yields also comes with lower production costs,
allowing a greater profit to these farmers.

Third, the substitution of more labor-intensive activities such as cultural weeding, composting and
intercropping for expensive imported chemical inputs provides more employment for local and regional
communities. This employment allows landless laborers to pay for their food and other needs.
As in the example of the Makuyu community in Kenya, these benefits lead to a positive change in the
wealth and the mood of the community. These communities are revitalized, proactive and empowered
to improve their future.

Can organic agriculture achieve high yields in developed


nations?

Since 1946, the advent of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, improved crop varieties and
industrial paradigms are credited with producing the high yields of the green revolution. Because
organic agriculture avoids many of these new inputs, it is assumed that it always results in lower yields.

The assumption that greater inputs of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides are required to
increase food yields is not accurate. In a study published in The Living Land, Professor Pretty looked at
projects in seven industrialized countries of Europe and North America. He reported:

Farmers are finding that they can cut their inputs of costly pesticides and fertilizers substantially,
varying from 20 to 80 percent, and be financially better off. Yields do fall to begin with (by 10 to 15
percent, typically), but there is compelling evidence that they soon rise and go on increasing. In the
USA, for example, the top quarter of sustainable agriculture farmers now have higher yields than
conventional farmers, as well as a much lower negative impact on the environment.

Professor George Monbiot, in an article in the Guardian (August 24, 2000), wrote that wheat grown
with manure has produced consistently higher yields for the past 150 years than wheat grown with
chemical nutrients, in U.K. trials.

A study of apple production conducted by Washington State University compared the economic and
environmental sustainability of conventional, organic and integrated growing systems in apple
production. The organic system had equivalent yields to the other systems. The study also showed that
the break-even point was nine years after planting for the organic system and 15 and 16 years,
respectively, for conventional and integrated farming systems.

In an article published in the peer-review scientific journal Nature, Laurie Drinkwater and colleagues
from the Rodale Institute showed that organic farming had better environmental outcomes as well as
similar yields of both products and profits when compared to conventional, intensive agriculture.

Gary Zimmer, one of the American pioneers of biological farming, runs an organic dairy farm with his
son in Wisconsin. In 2000 one of his remineralized alfalfa (lucerne) fields produced a yield four times
greater than the average for the district. He has increased the nutrient value of pasture by 300 percent
and currently calves 150 cows every year without a single health problem.

Dick Thompson, a founding member of the Progressive Farmers of Iowa, engages in organic farm
research in conjunction with the University of Iowa, the Rodale Institute and the Wallace Institute. He
obtains some of the highest yields in his district using composts, ridge-tilling and crop rotations.
The innovative system of rotationally grazing several species of animals developed by Joel and Theresa
Salatin of Polyface Farm in Virginia is one of the best examples of a high-yield organic system. They
use 100 acres of dryland pasture to cell-graze cattle, sheep, pigs, meat chickens, laying hens, turkeys,
pheasants and rabbits.

Their system is based on native pastures, without cultivation or new, improved pasture species. The
only input has been the feed for the poultry. This multi-species rotational grazing system builds one
inch of soil a year and returns the family 15 times the income per acre than is received by neighbouring
farms using a set stocking of cattle.

Steve Bartolo, president of the Australian Organic Sugar Producers Association, produced similar
yields of commercial sugar per hectare from his organic Q124 cane and his conventional cane in 2002.
The average yield of sugar for his best organic cane achieved higher tonnes per hectare compared to the
average of all conventionally grown Q124.

Greg Paynter, an organic farmer who works for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries,
conducted the organic section of grain comparison trials at Dalby Agricultural College in 2002. The
organic wheat produced 3.23 tonnes to the hectare compared to the conventional wheat yield of 2.22
tonnes. This trial was conducted during one of the worst droughts on record.

Graham McNally of Kialla Farms, one of Australia’s significant organic pioneers, consistently achieves
yields comparable to those of the conventional farms in his region.

Dr Rick Welsh of the Henry A. Wallace Institute reviewed numerous academic publications comparing
organic and conventional production systems in the United States. The data showed that the organic
systems were more profitable. This profit was not always due to premiums, but was instead a result of
lower production and input costs as well as more consistent yields. Dr. Welsh’s study also showed that
organic agriculture produces better yields than conventional agriculture in adverse weather events, such
as droughts or higher-than-average rainfall.

Will GMOs feed the world?

Argentina is a good example of what happens when a country pursues the policies of market
deregulation and GMO crops. It is the third-largest producer of GMO crops, with 28 percent of the
world’s production. By the 1999-2000 season, more than 80 percent of the total soybean acreage, or 6.6
million hectares, had been converted to GMOs.

These are some of the results according to a study published by Lehmann and Pengue in the
Biotechnology and Development Monitor:

Declining profit margins prices for soybeans declined 28 percent between 1993 and 1999.
Farmers’ profit margins fell by half between 1992 and 1999, making it difficult for many to pay off
bank loans for machinery, chemical inputs and seeds.
A 32 percent decrease in producers between 1992 and 1997, the number of producers dropped from
170,000 to 116,000, meaning 54,000 farmers were forced to leave the industry.

At least 50 percent of the acreage is now managed by corporate agriculture.

There is an increasing role of transnational companies in the agricultural sector.

Industrialization of grain and soybean production has boosted dependence on foreign agricultural inputs
and increased foreign debt.

Removal of import tariffs led to the bankruptcy of domestic farm machinery manufacturers and a loss
of employment.

The commercial seed sector has become increasingly controlled by subsidiaries of transnational
corporations.

Since the above data was published, the Argentinean economy collapsed, causing riots and the
resignations of several governments. The country is now currently in deep debt, with its economy under
the control of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Its standard of living has declined,
and thousands more farmers have been forced off their farms. Rural and urban poverty and hunger has
increased.

According to Caritas Argentina, the social services agency of the Catholic Church in that country, over
40 percent of all Argentinean children are now undernourished:

World Health Organization standards for daily caloric intake are unmet for nearly 40 percent of
Argentinean children under 18, and for up to half in the poorer northeast region of the country. Even in
the comparatively wealthy capital city Buenos Aires, at least 19 children have died of malnutrition in
recent months.

If GMOs cannot feed the children in the country that is the world’s third-largest
producer of GMO crops, how will they feed the rest of the world?

Conclusion:

Organic agriculture can feed the world.

The data thus shows that it is possible to obtain very good yields using organic systems. This is not
uniform at the moment, with many organic growers not yet producing at the levels that are achievable.
Education on the best practices in organic agriculture is a cost-effective and simple method of ensuring
high levels of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable production where it is needed.

Organic agriculture is a viable solution to preventing global hunger because:


It can achieve high yields.

It can achieve these yields in the areas where it is needed most.

It has low inputs.

It is cost-effective and affordable.

It provides more employment so that the impoverished can purchase their own needs.

It does not require any expensive technical investment.

It costs tens of millions of dollars and takes many years to develop one genetically modified plant
variety.

This money would be spent far more productively on organic agricultural


education, research and extension in the areas where we need to overcome hunger and
poverty.

Organic agriculture is the quickest, most efficient, most cost-


effective and fairest way to feed the world.

Andre Leu is the president of the Organic Producers Association of Queensland and vice chair of the
Organic Federation of Australia. He can be reached at P.O. Box 800, Mossman, Queensland 4873,
Australia.

Organic Producers Association of Queensland


http://www.ofa.org.au

Information from other organizations' websites:

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The USAID website candidly states: "The principal beneficiary of America's foreign
assistance programs has always been the United States.

Close to 80% of the USAID contracts and grants go directly to American firms.

Foreign assistance programs have helped create major markets for agricultural goods, created new
markets for American industrial exports and meant hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans."
Download the Greenpeace report on USAID and GM food aid

{\}
"Asked if people were going 'too far' by saying that gene-altered humanitarian exports were part
of a strategy to spread the GE Crops around the world.

'I'm not sure that is going too far.' "

said Neil E. Harl, a professor of economics at Iowa State University:

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"The hope of the industry is that, over time, the market is so flooded with GMOs
that there's nothing you can do about it.

You just sort of surrender."

Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International,


Toronto Star, January 9 2001

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"It is unconscionable that the U.S. administration would use the threat of mass starvation as
means to promote products that potentially carry a wide range of health and environmental
risks.

Yet all some folks in the U.S. government and business communities can think of is how to
make even more money off their suffering,"

James Clancy, president of Canada's National Union of Public and General Employees
"NUPGE condemns famine exploitation to sell GM foods", NUPGE, October 9
2002

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"The USA wants to see its corporations control life's most basic resources, including
seeds, food crops and water.

Unfortunately for southern Africa, the drought plays right into this unprincipled
strategy."

Dr. Lawrence J. Goodwin of The Africa Faith & Justice Network, a USA-based NGO comprised of
Catholic religious and social justice groups, quoted in AFJN DENOUNCES IMPOSING GM
FOOD AID ON AFRICA

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http://scribd.com/doc/43528259

book: Unforgiven: The American Economic System Sold for Debt And War; by Charles Walters
http://worldcat.org/oclc/50949802
http://librarything.com/work/1189392
http://books.google.com/books?id=LqntAAAACAAJ

book: Raw Materials Economics; by Charles Walters


http://worldcat.org/oclc/27752946
http://librarything.com/work/8937126
http://books.google.com/books?id=3vw4AAAACAAJ

dvd: King Corn; director: Aaron Woolf


http://worldcat.org/oclc/213373700
http://kingcorn.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Corn_%28film%29
http://sustainabletable.org/features/articles/kingcorn/

book: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered
Foods You're Eating
http://worldcat.org/oclc/53122034
http://librarything.com/work/453446
http://seedsofdeception.com
http://responsibletechnology.org

book: Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods; by Jeffrey
Smith
http://worldcat.org/oclc/77541620
http://librarything.com/work/3361962
http://gmwatch.org
http://scribd.com/doc/41584887
http://books.google.com/books?id=EctxAAAACAAJ

book: The World According to Monsanto; by Marie-Monique Robin


http://worldcat.org/oclc/286490848
http://librarything.com/work/5155236
http://books.google.com/books?id=7RqYQwAACAAJ

dvd: The World According to Monsanto; director:


http://worldcat.org/oclc/317415694
http://foodmatters.tv/_webapp_270153/The_World_According_to_Monsanto
http://films.nfb.ca/monsanto
http://greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/monsanto_movie080307
http://documentarywire.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto

dvd: Food Fight; director: Chris Taylor


http://foodfightthedoc.com

dvd: Ingredients; producer: Brian Kimmel


http://worldcat.org/oclc/608387521
http://ingredientsfilm.com
http://facebook.com/notes.php?id=101225708412&notes_tab=app_2347471856

book: Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans; by
David Kirby
http://worldcat.org/oclc/428027213
http://librarything.com/work/9398107
http://books.google.com/books?id=VQ9sXDyYN64C

book: Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution; by Gerald Markowitz
http://librarything.com/work/1113868
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy; by Kevin Bales
http://librarything.com/work/220673

dvd: The Future of Food; by Deborah Koons Garcia


http://thefutureoffood.com
http://worldcat.org/oclc/63134852

dvd: Fresh; by Ana Sofia Joanes


http://worldcat.org/oclc/402895065
http://freshthemovie.com

book: Free for All: Fixing School Food in America; by Janet Poppendieck
http://worldcat.org/oclc/317461908
http://librarything.com/work/8402346
http://organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21072.cfm
http://organicconsumers.org/school/school-lunch.cfm
http://janetpoppendieck.com/free_for_all.html

book: Third World America: how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the
American dream; by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
http://worldcat.org/oclc/609529688
http://librarything.com/work/10233699

book: Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation; by Devra Davis
http://environmentalhealthtrust.org
http://worldcat.org/oclc/526057538
http://librarything.com/work/10261957
book: We Don't Die We Kill Ourselves: Our Foods Are Killing Us!; by Roger L De Haan
http://scribd.com/doc/45109088 http://worldcat.org/oclc/83766162
http://librarything.com/work/2633326

book: Politically Incorrect Nutrition; by Michael Barbee


http://worldcat.org/oclc/55803425 http://librarything.com/work/607609

dvd: Cancer, Nutrition and Healing, 2nd Edition - A Personal Odyssey; director: Jerry Brunetti
http://worldcat.org/oclc/71705777
http://ppnf.org

A Call for Climate Justice


http://calameo.com/books/00062163119d20cd3db82
http://scribd.com/doc/50874820

Acute Pesticide Poisoning


http://calameo.com/books/000640845afcfc05a6da3
http://scribd.com/doc/52078426

Acute Pesticide Poisoning Among Farm Workers


http://calameo.com/books/0006408450a480716be58
http://scribd.com/doc/52078673

ACUTE PESTICIDE POISONING: A MAJOR GLOBAL HEALTH PROBLEM


http://calameo.com/books/00064084595afe926eddc
http://scribd.com/doc/52078623

African Americans and Global Warming


http://en.calameo.com/books/000571242d5049a40aed4
http://scribd.com/doc/51120299

Agriculture at a Cross Roads


http://calameo.com/books/000640845286b867b9e57
http://scribd.com/doc/52078756

Agroecology - How to Feed the World Without Destroying It


http://calameo.com/books/00064084501bee5821e4a
http://scribd.com/doc/52078837

Agroecology and Sustainable Development


http://calameo.com/books/0006408456a4cf227865a
http://scribd.com/doc/52078908
Atrazine - most commonly detected Pesticides in Ground Water
http://calameo.com/books/000640845ca1f30e42543
http://scribd.com/doc/52078928

Childhood pesticide poisoning


http://calameo.com/books/000640845cf16ce4f1cb8
http://scribd.com/doc/52079062

Climate and Church: How Global Warming Will Impact Core Church Ministries
http://en.calameo.com/books/000571242c8fa0c945302
http://scribd.com/doc/51120526

Climate and Poverty Earth Day Sunday Resource


http://en.calameo.com/books/0005712423faa8251f9c8
http://scribd.com/doc/51120546

Climate Justice
http://calameo.com/books/00062163154285f01058b
http://scribd.com/doc/50875056

Communities in Peril - Global impacts of Pesticide Use


http://calameo.com/books/0006408720a23c5ae3e93
http://scribd.com/doc/52079180

Connecting the Dots - Biodiversity, Adaptation and Food Security


http://calameo.com/books/000640845c55c74b0e283
http://scribd.com/doc/52079279

Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice


http://en.calameo.com/books/0005712425bcbf9f719d9
http://scribd.com/doc/51120558

Family Fruit Farmers: Poisoning by Pesticides


http://calameo.com/books/0006408450bac19747754
http://scribd.com/doc/52079483

Farm Worker Exposure to Pesticides


http://calameo.com/books/000640845044b9e753aef
http://scribd.com/doc/52079516

Farm Workers Poisoned in Pesticide Drift Accident


http://calameo.com/books/00064084553d618cd7008
http://scribd.com/doc/52079566

Farmworker Health Facts


http://calameo.com/books/000640845a6d295238c50
http://scribd.com/doc/52079641
Fields of Poison: California Farmworkers and Pesticides
http://calameo.com/books/0006408450460dedaaf32
http://scribd.com/doc/52079697

Global Wariming Impact on Food Security in the Pacific - Vanuatu


http://calameo.com/books/00064084512133b94c27b
http://scribd.com/doc/52079824

Global Warming Impacts on the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals


http://calameo.com/books/0006408456c307b9e86bf
http://scribd.com/doc/52080130

Global Warming Impact on Nepal


http://calameo.com/books/000640845247227c64cf2
http://scribd.com/doc/52080001

Global Warming Mitigation in Pastoralism Dry Lands


http://calameo.com/books/00064087225c0a5c71418
http://scribd.com/doc/52107003

Health Hazards of Peticides in Pakistan


http://calameo.com/books/000640872a9e9ca92cfef
http://scribd.com/doc/52107154

How to Assist the Small Scale Farmer


http://calameo.com/books/0006408729314a9d4ff76
http://scribd.com/doc/52107170

How Will Global Warming Impact World Food Supplies?


http://en.calameo.com/books/00062163191b1fbf2e884
http://scribd.com/doc/51309240

Just Climate
http://en.calameo.com/books/000571242b6b49fe9b006
http://scribd.com/doc/51120874

Indian Farmers Suffering from Toxic Pesticides


http://calameo.com/books/0006408723a8a940f9a55
http://scribd.com/doc/52107229

Kenyan Farm Workers: Poisoning by Pesticides


http://calameo.com/books/0006408724ea97eff7f9f
http://scribd.com/doc/52107250

Oxfam Launches East Africa Appeal for Starving People


Drought is Killing People, Food Prices Soar
http://en.calameo.com/books/0006216310cafa1675dc6
http://scribd.com/doc/51309187
Pesticide exports to the Third World
http://calameo.com/books/00064087213780bdd5d69
http://scribd.com/doc/52107495

Pesticide Poisoning Killing Asian Farm Workers


http://calameo.com/books/00064087289b1e91b291c
http://scribd.com/doc/52107544

Pesticide Poisoning of Residents Near Farm Fields


http://calameo.com/books/000640872410684ed82e2
http://scribd.com/doc/52107563

Pesticide Safety Laws Fail to Protect Farmworkers


http://calameo.com/books/0006408725f66aec819f8
http://scribd.com/doc/52107576

Pesticide Use and Health Costs


http://calameo.com/books/000640872e6327a044830
http://scribd.com/doc/52107597

PESTICIDES AND WOMEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA


http://calameo.com/books/0006408726e68a3e81dce
http://scribd.com/doc/52107613

Pesticides Are Dangerous


http://calameo.com/books/000640872e8480cab16d0
http://scribd.com/doc/52107626

Pesticides Are Poison


http://calameo.com/books/00064087250920f70d439
http://scribd.com/doc/52107646

Pesticides poison Colorado farm workers


http://calameo.com/books/000640872ce96b4413a69
http://scribd.com/doc/52107662/

Plight of the Farmworker - Episcopal Farmworker Ministry


http://calameo.com/books/000640872051f8d94eff8
http://scribd.com/doc/52107699

Survivors of Pesticide Poisoning - Say No to Methyl Iodide


http://calameo.com/books/000640872ce2e18cd4b1c
http://scribd.com/doc/52108274

The Finance Sector and Natural Capital - Catalyzing Acton


http://calameo.com/books/000640872abd62fa3b73f
http://scribd.com/doc/52109138
The Hidden Problems of Child Farm Workers
http://calameo.com/books/000640872bdd32ce0eb36
http://scribd.com/doc/52108329

Towards a Green Economy


http://calameo.com/books/000640872e50d6e282107
http://scribd.com/doc/52108356

Trabalho rural e intoxicações por agrotóxicos - Rural work and pesticide poisoning
http://calameo.com/books/000640872b07c5df03fe1
http://scribd.com/doc/52108407

Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning


http://calameo.com/books/0006408720fad389db3cc
http://scribd.com/doc/52108461

What Can Be Done to Curtail Pesticide Poisoning Impacts


http://calameo.com/books/00064087212ee18efa6b6
http://scribd.com/doc/52108536

Zero-Waste Agriculture - Organic Berry Farm


http://calameo.com/books/000640872ad603c73eb50
http://scribd.com/doc/52108620

book: Does the Bible Teach Nutrition; by Elizabeth Baker


http://worldcat.org/oclc/39785982 http://librarything.com/work/3961650
http://scribd.com/doc/45056870

MIRACLE IN WISCONSIN – a different kind of school lunch


http://feingold.org/PF/wisconsin1.html
http://foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htm
http://gmfreeschools.org
http://advancedhealthplan.com/miracleschool.html
http://puppetgov.com/2009/01/14/miracle-in-wisconsin-a-different-kind-of-school-lunch

400% increase in Plant Growth


Growing Solutions
http://growingsolutions.com
Properly prepared compost tea is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.
Some Compost Teas may reduce or eliminate various plant pests and diseases.

SoilSoup Compost Tea


http://soilsoup.com
SoilSoup Compost Tea is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.
Soil Soup is very easy to handle and use.

Remineral your Soil


http://remineralize.org
Soil Regeneration with Volcanic Rock Dust
http://scribd.com/doc/30402511
http://calameo.com/books/00062163120384c54b373
Volcanic Rock Dust added to soil can double the plant or lawn growth.

Effective Micro-Organisms
http://effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk
Effective Micro-Organisms properly combined with Volcanic Rock Dust can increase product ivy by
200 percent to 400 percent.
In Thailand, soil properly treated increased productivity by over 400 percent.

VermiCo
http://vermico.com
book: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof
http://worldcat.org/oclc/476619491
http://librarything.com/work/129657
http://wormbooks.com
Worm Compost is an excellent soil builder and organic fertilizer.
Worm Compost breaks down slowly in soil, where there is much rain or lawn watering.
Chemical fertilizers, which are made from Fossil Fuels, will wash out of the soil quickly and pollute
surrounding areas, causing fish kills and making drinking water unsafe.
Worm Tea may reduce or eliminate various plant pests and diseases.
Also, various worms added to soil, will increase its productivity.

Eprida
http://eprida.com
Biochar - Carbon Soils - Charcoal
Biochar is an excellent soil builder.
Biochar can dramatically reduce the amount of fertilizers and water needed, and greatly increase soil
productivity.
Soils in the Amazon Jungles, to which Biochar was added several hundred years ago, are still very
productive today.
Thus, one treatment of certain types of biochars may last hundreds of years.

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World; by Paul Stamets
http://worldcat.org/oclc/60603170
http://librarything.com/work/494921

book: The One Straw Revolution; by Masanobu Fukuoka


http://worldcat.org/oclc/695697746
http://librarything.com/work/131472
Earth User's Guide to Permaculture; by Rosemary Morrow
http://worldcat.org/oclc/73746995
http://librarything.com/work/425009

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening; by
Sepp Holzer
http://worldcat.org/oclc/694395083
http://amazon.com/dp/160358370X

AcresUSA
http://acresusa.com
FREE Cataloge of Books
AcresUSA carries many books, DVD's and other materials about successful organic gardening, organic
farming, organic animal care and natural health and living.

book: Soul of Soil; by Grace Gershuny


http://worldcat.org/oclc/41049496
http://librarything.com/work/1752882

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL


http://peststop.livejournal.com

ORGANIC WEED CONTROL


http://stopweeds.livejournal.com

SAVE THE BEES


http://www.friendsofthebees.org

FREE PUBLICATIONS about ORGANIC FARMING, SOLAR ENERGY, GREENHOUSES


http://attra.ncat.org/publication.html

book: Faith Like Potatoes, by Angus Buchan


http://worldcat.org/oclc/71162963
http://librarything.com/work/2886793
http://shalomtrust.co.za

HEALTY SOIL, HEALTY LAWNS, HEALTHY PEOPLE

Organic LAWN CARE


book: The Organic Lawn Care Manual, by Paul Tukey
http://worldcat.org/oclc/73993129
http://librarything.com/work/2462671

book: Lawns: Natural And Organic; by Don Williamson


http://worldcat.org/oclc/62227578
http://librarything.com/work/2414566

Organic Lawn Care Sources & Resources


http://scribd.com/doc/50878011
http://calameo.com/books/000621631325cfb7faf4b

Safe Lawns
http://safelawns.org

Organic Lawn and Yard Care


http://yardandgardens.com

Organic Land Care


http://www.organiclandcare.net

book: Food Not Lawns; by Heather C. Flores


http://worldcat.org/oclc/68693667
http://librarything.com/work/1658215
http://books.google.com/books?id=M_DtwznYASwC
http://www.foodnotlawns.net

book: Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; by Rosalind Creasy


http://worldcat.org/oclc/7796026
http://librarything.com/work/153402

book: Landscaping with fruit; by Lee Reich


http://worldcat.org/oclc/213301159
http://librarything.com/work/7962908

book: Edible Flower Garden; by Rosalind Creasy


http://worldcat.org/oclc/39713714
http://librarything.com/work/326878

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL


http://peststop.livejournal.com

ORGANIC WEED CONTROL


http://stopweeds.livejournal.com

SAVE THE BEES


http://friendsofthebees.org

Pesticide Action Network North America


http://panna.org
National Farm Worker Ministry - Episcopal Farm Worker Ministry
http://nfwm.org
Stop the Pesticide Poisoning of Farm Workers and their Children

Pest Management at the Crossroads


http://pmac.net

Eco Fly Trap


Epps Biting Fly Trap
http://showhorsepromotions.com/horseflies.htm
http://scribd.com/doc/40643343
Greenhead Fly traps
http://scribd.com/doc/40644335

Eliminating POLLUTION and RECYCLING with Effective Microorganisms


book: Our Future Reborn: EM Technology Changes The World; by Teruo Higa
http://worldcat.org/oclc/556259884
http://librarything.com/work/9217089
http://effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk
book: Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World; Paul Stamets
http://librarything.com/work/494921
Cleaning Up Oil Spills
http://fungi.com

WORM Composting and RECYCLING Technologies


book: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof
http://librarything.com/work/129657
http://vermico.com http://wormdigest.org
More Books about Worm Technologies
http://wormbooks.com
http://vermico.com

HYDROPONIC GARDENING and Greenhouses


http://www.growingedge.com
http://carbon.org
book: Hobby Hydroponics; by Howard M. Resh
http://worldcat.org/oclc/51586636
http://books.google.com/books?id=vT-hJsta_gwC
http://librarything.com/work/2793250
http://growingedge.com

AQUAPONIC GARDENING
book: Aquaponic Food Production: growing fish and vegetables for food and profit; by Rebecca L
Nelson
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com
http://worldcat.org/oclc/309871190
http://books.google.com/books?id=da1fPgAACAAJ
Backyard Aquaponics: A Guide to Building an Aquaponic System; by Joel Malcolm
http://worldcat.org/oclc/225248253
http://librarything.com/work/4754253

Backyard Aquaponics Magazine


http://backyardaquaponics.com

Aquaponics Journal
http://aquaponicsjournal.com

ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS


localharvest.org - search "organic seeds"

For more information, please contact local gardeners and farmers who specialize in Organic gardening,
Permaculture gardening, Biodynamic gardening, Japanese Kyusei Nature gardening - Shizen Nouhou,
Biointensive gardening, Heirloom gardening-Heritage Seeds, Lasagna gardening, Square Foot
gardening, Vertical gardening, Wall and Fence gardening, Roof Top and Balcony gardening, Indoor
gardening with LED Grow Lights and Ssolatube.com, Micro Greens gardening, Windowsill gardening,
Container gardening, Keyhole gardening, Organic Aquaponics gardening, African Bag Gardens, No
Dig gardening, Agroforestry gardening, Israeli Greenhouses Technology for Hot Climates, Organic
Hydroponics gardening and Gardening Therapy.

Gardening is micro-climate specific. These means that local gardeners might know of gardening
techniques and resources which are helpful for the location you live in.

Keep researching, reading, refining your gardening methods and experimenting with different growing
techniques.

Organic Gardening technology is changing and improving all the time. Also, as the climate changes,
you may need to learn other gardening techniques for various climates.
http://localharvest.org

VEGETABLE OIL CARS


Plant Drive
http://plantdrive.com
Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems
http://www.greasecar.com

Convert Used Cooking Oil into Diesel Fuel


http://scribd.com/doc/48038246
http://calameo.com/books/00062505380583956a8bb

Details of Using Vegetable Oil Cars


Converting your Diesel Engine to Vegetable Oil
http://scribd.com/doc/34396203
http://calameo.com/books/0006250539dafd6734dd3

Veg Powered Systems


http://vegpoweredsystems.com

Golden Fuel Systems


http://goldenfuelsystems.com

Good Grease
http://www.goodgrease.com

Veg Power
Power from Vegetable Oil
http://www.vegpower.com

ELSBETT Diesel Technology


http://elsbett.com

Veg Oil Motoring


http://vegoilmotoring.com

Bio Car
http://biocar.de

Enviofuel
Straight Vegetable Oil Products
http://www.enviofuel.com

FRYBRID
The Future of Vegetable Oil Technology
http://frybrid.com

Vegie Cars
http://vegiecars.com

Organic Mechanic
http://www.theorganicmechanic.org
Fattywagons
http://www.fattywagons.com

DVD: S.V.O. Seminar 2006 http://www.goldenfuelsystems.com


DVD: Greasy Rider http://plotkinproductions.com/greasyinfo.html
DVD: Liquid Gold 2 http://www.goldenfuelsystems.com
use search engines to locate dvd's

DVD: FUEL
http://thefuelfilm.com

Grease University
http://greasology.org

JOURNEY to FOREVER
http://journeytoforever.org

book: Super Power Breathing: For Super Energy, High Health & Longevity, by Patricia Bragg
http://calameo.com/books/000621631bae3952d4ca7
http://scribd.com/doc/3825787
http://worldcat.org/oclc/41437619
http://librarything.com/work/9216551

Your Local FOOD BANK Needs You


Please help. Thank YOU!
http://foodbank77.insanejournal.com
http://nielzekock.insanejournal.com
http://food2bank.insanejournal.com

GLEANER GROUPS
Please setup a Gleaner Group in your Local area for Foodbanks and Soup Kitchens, etc.
http://glean4food.insanejournal.com
http://scribd.com/doc/51070294

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~
Proverb:

A good person leaves an inheritance to their children’s children.

What kind of inheritance are you leaving?

Please email this web site to friends and others who are concerned about our children's future and our
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