Category: Soil and food security

Nature farming and EM workshop

The last days I’ve been at a Nature Farming workshop at the EM center in Saraburi, just outside Bangkok. Interesting and very inspiring. Have a ton of pictures to share so I’ll post them in small batches. Nature Farming and EM is an integrated…

Why the soil under our feet is so damn important

How come no one talks about soil? There’s always a lot of discussion about water, about energy, about wildlife, about air. All good. But it’s always been very quiet on the soil front. But now, finally, it seems soil is up on the agenda….

2015: International Year of the Soils

And about time! We have been talking about pollution, the environment, climate change and the future of the planet for decades. We talk about the air, about the water, about sound pollution, plastic and deforestation. But when was the last time you ever heard…

Soil and souvlaki.

Just back from a couple of weeks backpacking in the Greek Islands. Heavenly — of course!! But there were a couple of things that really got me thinking. The first was plastic bags — far too many of them were blowing around on the…

Save the bees!

Some of our best friends are bees. (And worms!) But we’re losing them, faster than many of us realised. So I signed a petition in the weekend, along with a half million others. Let’s save the bees! It’s all about chemicals. Getting them out…

Biogas — fuel from food waste

I don’t know how things are in your corner of the world, but here in Sweden there’s a lot happening on the biogas front. Making fuel out of food and animal waste would seem to be — on the surface — a cool way…

How do we feed a growing world population?

It’s a good question. So, how do we? If the chemical companies could decide the solution would of course be easy. Which is of course the angle here on this poster. According to them… We can grow more using less water and land through…

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