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Episode 191. Are You the 100th Monkey?

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 28th of October 2019.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

This week the focus is building big things from small. Let me explain.

Following on from the hundred monkeys idea discussed in Episode 189, I’ve come to realise the need for as many people as possible to know how to grow some food. My thinking goes like this:

If it took 100 monkeys to shift the monkey paradigm from eating raw spuds to eating salty raw spuds that had been washed in sea water, then the more people I can influence into growing some food, the point will come when our cultural paradigm will shift from consumption to production.  Continue reading →

Episode 180. A Huge Systems Change, Be Ready!

This is the World Organic News for the week ending the 5th of August 2019.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

I posted a link on the Facebook page much earlier today about the rate of ice melt on Greenland. I then saw footage of the event on the news. Now instead of this tipping me into a depressive funk, it energised me and I hope to bring you all along with me in this enthusiasm!

We have, I’m sure, heard of the tipping point. That set of conditions where all the measurements, data and lived experience results in a change to the “new” normal. Continue reading →

Episode 172. Why Regeneration?

This is the World Organic News for the week ending the 10th of June 2019.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the 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.

We did this by using chemicals: chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides and fungicides and to some extent, 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 →