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Episode 226. We Need a Regeneration Revolution

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 11th of  August 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

Soil

Today we’re going to discuss regeneration in particular regeneration of the soil and ecosystems. Over the last 50 to 75 years, basically since the second world war we’ve gone through a period of destruction. In effect a faustian bargain in which we gave up 1% of our topsoil every year in return for production returns.

Industrial Agriculture

We did this by using chemicals: chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides and fungicides and it worked. There were lots of famines and people starving in the 1970s. A lot of the techniques developed with chemical inputs saved many people, kept them alive. But the cost! That bill is coming due and we need to pay for it now. If we wait, the cost will be so much higher. Continue reading →

Episode 200. First Principles Continued: Soil

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 27th of January 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

A little housekeeping: A big shout out the Len, a Londoner living in sunny Spain. Thanks for the feedback man, really appreciated.

As you would have heard, this is episode 200. Next Saturday will be the fourth birthday of World Organic News. If you look on Libsyn you’ll see the 31st of January 2016 as our start date but that’s a time zone thing. The First of Feb it is. A big thank you to everyone who’s listened during those four years. There have been moments when I’ve wondered if I was making any headway and every time I’ve reached that point someone across this beautiful planet has reached out and kept me going, even if they didn’t realise it at the time. So a great big thank you once again for listening and let’s kick on for the next four years! Continue reading →