The tragedy of Industrial agriculture
The quote below from 'The Fatal Harvest' says it all.
"Industrial agriculture is devastating our land, water, and air, and is now threatening the sustainability of the biosphere. Its massive chemical and biological inputs cause widespread environmental havoc as well as human disease and death. Its monoculturing reduces the diversity of our plants and animals. Its habitat destruction endangers wildlife. Its factory farming practices cause untold animal suffering. Its centralized corporate ownership destroys farm communities around the world, leading to mass poverty and hunger. The industrial agriculture system is clearly unsustainable. It has truly become a fatal harvest."
The Fatal Harvest The seven myths of industrial agriculture
"Food Inc" Now in cinemas across Australia
INDUSTRY VS BIOLOGY - Taking on the ethics of industrial agriculture
Joel Salatin debates this issue borrowing from agricultural economist John Ikerd of the University of Missouri who says the four pillars of industrial paradigms are:
1. Specialization, 2. Simplification, 3. Routinization, 4. Mechanization
In contrast, nature’s pillars are:
1. Diversified, 2. Complex, 3. Flexible, 4. Biological
The Meatrix - Movie -the Nightmare of factory farming
Store Wars A great 5 minute movie about what has happened to our food.
Savebabe.com Savebabe.com is a website and a campaign that has been created by Animals Australia to highlight the suffering of factory farmed pigs in Australia. Laws have failed to protect millions of pigs each year from acts of cruelty. This website has been created to inform, educate and empower consumers to help created needed change. Watch the video