A Natural Farming System For Sustainable Agriculture In the Tropics Sustainable Agriculture Book - Chapter 1 Modern Agriculture vs Natural Agriculture
The Current Model for agriculture started out with the best of intentions. Produce more food for a growing population while shifting the work force to more valuable sectors like industry, manufacturing and high-tech jobs. Attempts were made to help the developing nations tool up to produce more food with less effort.
However, things aren’t improving. Throughout the world food production is becoming less and less reliable, more fragile, and increasingly toxic. Agriculture has been used to mortgage our future. With the modern banking system’s need for expansion, small farms have gone through waves of mergers and acquisitions only Wall Street would understand. Developing countries have sold their birthright to high-tech, high-debt, mono-crop systems that have a built in expiration date. The chemical industry has ridden piggyback on the beast and taken its profits, but the farmlands are spent.