WWII and the growth of 'agri-business',
chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
were not widely used on food crops.
Industrialized farming has created a narrowing
of plant and seed varieties; heirloom plants
and seeds are now scarce.
connection between the food we eat and how and
where it is grown is of vital concern to our
health and the health of the soil, air and
water on earth.Sustainable
agriculture is the method of growing food
crops in an ecologically and ethically
responsible manner, by using farming
practices that protect the environment while
growing healthier produce.
food grown using sustainable agriculture
methods provides many health benefits
including a decrease of exposure to harmful
chemicals and substances.Instead
of depletion of the living soil that grows our
food supply, the soil is enriched, full of
life and beneficial organisms, resulting in an
increase in nutrients and anti-oxidants.Plants
grown in a nutrient-rich soil are also rich in
ecological balance, sustainability, crop
rotations, compost, mulch, companion planting,
cover crops, use of bio-char, seaweed and
other natural fertilizers help farmers to grow
healthier plants which are resilient,
healthier and at less risk for environmental,
fungi, insect, weeds and other damage.
don't inherit the earth from our ancestors. We
borrow it from our children.