Organic Food can be more profitable to farmers and produceplenty at the same time
. More and more westernerconsumers nowadays are vowing for food that can be pesticide-free,fertilizer-free, healthier and so are willing to pay an extra price. Organicfarming can substantially increase young farmers’ revenues
and it is amistake to say it produces less as commonly perceived.In India, many farmers have re-embraced Panchakavya
, a natural fertilizerused since ancient times as a solid alternative to chemicals while the LandInstitute is promoting an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie (evergreen) and a grain yield comparable to that from annualcrops
. We can use the discipline of
that studies natures’best ideas and imitate them to improve human activities (for example ithas been learned how termites build tower-homes kept always cool insidein spite of the varying climate that now serves to re-engineer interiorcooling). New lessons learnt can apply to make emerge new agriculturalmethods that produce plenty of food, healthy and profitable. The food basket can be made of crops (fruits, vegetables), meat andothers.Pigs are fed with corn to get fat and then we eat the fat pig and the cornsthat fed him. This looks like an intermediary we can avoid. 40,000 pounds of potatoescan be grown on an acre with the same surface giving only 250 pounds of beef
. Just one kilo of beef requires7-16 kg of grain or soy beans, up to 15,500 liters of water and 323 m2 of grazing land
; resources that could benefit more people.
Many groups are offering vegetarianism support to consumerswhich is good but not to cattle-owners looking for a practicalshift
: say Moussa realized that growing his pigs demands too much fromnature and want to grow maize, he actually do not know where to start.We could set up an
International Initiative ‘From Meat to Crops’
thathelp cattle-owners to effectively transition the use of their land to growcrops, feed more people and make profits.