Industrial agriculture is war

I have a great deal of admiration for Dr Vandana Shiva.

She spoke to a packed audience in Sydney recently and Kirsten at Milkwood Permaculture has blogged about it here.

We are in a situation where we are, with every plate, making a choice.

About whether we are going to push the planet to dead soils, dead rivers, desertification, extinction of species, totally unstable climate. And people.

Because we are usually not conscious that the planet is always on our plate.

And therefore we will not obey any law that comes in the way of this higher duty.

Agriculture means the culture of the land – any activity that destroys the land, the biodiversity of the soil, the water, create greenhouse gas emissions – kills our bees and our butterflies and our pollinators – is no longer agriculture – it is war.

We need to reclaim agriculture – and through agriculture, we will reclaim the future of humanity.

Dr Vandana Shiva, Sydney, February 2015

2 Responses to “Industrial agriculture is war”

  1. Chris Says:

    My thoughts exactly. It would be wise for industrial agrobusinesses, to start converting to at least “some” organic land and make the switch in increasing amounts. Otherwise they could get caught with their pants down. While I don’t want them killing the soil, bees and biodiversity any more, I still want them to be able to pay the bills too. Transition willingly, reduces the impact for every living thing.


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