Food means business
ago, all people gathered or grew their own
gradually most people specialised into
other lines of business, exchanging the time
they worked for tokens which you call money.
With that money, they could buy food. Today
in the rich countries, hardly anyone grows
their own food any more. Hardly anyone knows how
to. So growing and selling food has become
a big business.
Machines harvest the food (in most cases)
which then has to be stored in silos or refrigerated
buildings. Trucks and airplanes then transport
the food around the world and it ends up, after
processing, on supermarket shelves… where
you buy it. This system is very new, it makes
lots of money for those who run it and it is
very good at producing lots of food. But
there are hidden
costs … and
I’m not talking about money. I’m
talking about damage to people’s livelihoods damage
to the environment (land, sea, rivers, air,
forests) and damage to people’s health.
It’s not all gloom though.
Take a look at the video (below) of a farm that produces food in a way that works with nature, not against it. It could be a game-changer!
the times they are a-changin'.
People are beginning to see that money isn’t
everything if making it damages the planet
so badly that the future is bleak. So
many farmers are beginning to convert their
farms to sustainable farming (which is what
they were anyway before industrial farming