Tthe United Nations is once again explaining the urgent need to return to a more sustainable, natural and organic system. That was the key point of a publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts who insist major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, and a dramatic shift toward local small-scale diversified farms. … Read the rest
Foodie Mark Bittman’s column says we don’t really need all those chemicals to feed the world.
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IT’S becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world.
Today, we bring you a brief pictorial sampling of the Permaculture web presence. Each of the images links to the website where the cool picture was found. This is not a comprehensive collection of Permaculture sites, but a random sampling from some of the coolest images I found while combing the results of a Google Image search.… Read the rest