Types of Agriculture
New Zealand landscape
We’ve come a long way since our ancestors began farming some 30 – 20,000 years ago, but some things have not changed as slash and burn agriculture is still practised in remote places. The biggest change over the past 100 years has been the move from farming to agribusiness which is industrial agriculture/farming with the main elements in productivity being the cash return to the farmer and shareholders instead of quality life sustaining produce.
Today’s main agricultural practise that continues to decimate forests, landscapes, soil quality and pollute waterways and oceans. It is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, large volumes of fertilisers that leach into waterways and poison the land. They are
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Along with it’s version of democracy, the USA spreads diabetes, heart disease and more
There’s an old family catchphrase that ‘your mother knows best’ that is often used in conjunction with ‘ask your mother’ or ‘ask your father’. Mother knows best as a phrase used to placate women in the patriarchal society whereas ask your mother or ask your father a fundamental phrases indicating blindness to the truth and an avoidance of responsibility.
The way of live for people of the USA has been to modulus, they stole the land they now occupy, exterminated around 100 million people and began to create an idealistic new existence based on liberty and freedom without any sense of guilt for their crimes
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An opportunity for humanity suppressed
1 acre of hemp that takes less than six months to grow can be used to produce as much paper as it takes 4 acres of trees which takes 50 years to grow
For tens of thousands of years, hemp has been used all around the world in a wide range of products from foods, medicines, rope, clothing and even plastics. It is a very versatile crop that grows almost anywhere and it even improves the soil in which it grows.
It was widely used throughout the world to the 1930s when the oil industry was beginning to boom and they discovered that they could make plastics from oil. But hemp oil is also
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Or what’s killing us
What future do our children have?
The toxic residues produced by industry over the past 2000 years have been conveniently overlooked. The Romans infamously used lead pipes and the lead drove them insane. More recently we switched to copper pipes but then it was discovered that as copper ages, the oxidised copper is harmful to our health and these were replaced with galvanised steel which were too expensive and today most people use plastic which presents another set of problems.
Modern society is driven by desires and some of them like access to clean water are vitally important whereas the desire for profits or to have the same stuff as one’s neighbours is totally
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A super grain high in protein
Amaranth (Amaranthus) is an erect summer annual that often grows to more than 6 feet tall. It was cultivated by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico and it is similar to quinoa. After the Spanish conquest, the growing and use of amaranth was banned by Spanish colonists, however it remained in limited use and continued to grow as a weed until it was re-discovered in the 1970’s. Since then, its value and use has spread globally.
Amaranth is rich in protein and contains amino acids not generally found in other grains making it a complete source of protein and it’s completely gluten free.
It’s also a healthy source of fibre, linoleic
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Palm oil (PO) is the world’s most widely produced and traded vegetable oil
By far the largest argument against palm oil is its rampant spread, deforestation, economic hardship to forest people, and extinction of species
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the oil palms, and it is seen by some as a versatile and eco-friendly way to power the world. It’s used in various industries, and it can be found in products ranging from biofuel, cosmetics to processed foods.
Palm oil is composed of fatty acids, esterified with glycerol just like any ordinary fat. It is high in saturated fatty acids. Palm oil gives its name to the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic
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