Sunday, June 14, 2009

diversify people

blackberries running amok in my garden

poking through my favorite blogs this am, I wandered over to the folks at Path to Freedom. Look at what they have posted on their page today!

A time bomb for world wheat crop ( la times)

Crop scientists fear the Ug99 fungus could wipe out more than 80% of worldwide wheat crops as it spreads from eastern Africa. It has already jumped the Red Sea and traveled as far as Iran. Experts say it is poised to enter the breadbasket of northern India and Pakistan, and the wind will inevitably carry it to Russia, China and even North America — if it doesn’t hitch a ride with people first.

followed up with.....

Dairy farmers in desperate straits (LA TIMES)

Falling prices are forcing many to sell their cows for meat. Some are threatening to dump milk into sewers. Two have committed suicide. In California, the No. 1 dairy state, the pain is felt keenly.

this is a big wake-up call for you all out there. If you have any space at all, you need to start growing food of some sort! Anything, a single pot of basil will help you get the ball rolling. Things are dire all over the world and if you really look at it, all the problems hinge on each other. If you grow as much food as possible, you will reduce:

1. air pollution because your food isn't traveling hundreds of miles to get to you

2. trash since you food will have no packaging

3. pesticide/chemical use as you will be in control of the crops

I am sure there is much more, but it is early and my brain is mush! Think of all the benefits as well. Things like food security, more time with your family ( cause you all need to be out there working the garden). The list goes on and I think I am ranting but you get the idea, I am sure.

1 comment:

Bean said...

you've been tagged! <3