Saturday, March 21, 2009

Evolution of Agriculture

In pre-Columbian North America, food production ranged from simple hunting-gathering to sophisticated agricultural techniques. One practice in the American southwest was the planting of the three sisters; beans, squash, and corn. When planted together, the needs of all three crops were effectively balanced. Native American agriculture had a rich diversity of crops such as corn, tobacco and potatoes, which were introduced to Europe.


With the industrial revolution came changes in the way people farmed. In 1837, John Deere, an American inventor, began selling steel plows that enabled farmers to till hard prairie soil. This led to greater mechanization and put millions of hectares of new farmland into production. At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists made incredible progress in discovering and understanding the functions and the relationships of the soil's ecosystem. After World War II, however, the agricultural and horticulture world determined that crop productions could surpass nature with the use of nitrates from the production of bullets and bombs. The farmer realized greater yields and thus higher profits by eliminating crop rotations, which would allow the soil to replace, lost nutrients and rebuild itself after crop removal. With this, however, came the realization that they needed to compliment these synthetic nutrients with deadly biocides designed to ward off any of nature's objections to their agenda. Eventually, this became yet another war to fight.

Ecological disaster zones such as increased erosion, destruction of humus, water pollution, the destruction of ecosystems, greenhouse warming, use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, irrigation, seed stock and ozone depletion are staring back at us, forcing us to evaluate our current practices and methods of farming.

Problem:

Worldwide, water systems are rapidly becoming toxic, soils are producing less, crop quality and crop production is diminishing and cancers and many other chemical related diseases are on the rise.

One Answer:

The use of our MicroSoil® Life Enriching Agriculture Products and our TailorMade™ Fertilizer Program and Protocols can reduce chemical fertilizer use by 50-75% even within the first year, while at the same time, increase crop yields by 15% to 30% plus, routinely increase nutrient values of all food crops with BRIX Validation by up to 30%.  Our website:  microsoil.com

It will, however, also require a change in farming methods, a different attitude toward agriculture and a willingness to take responsibility, and be held accountable for, the quality of food grown and sold in the marketplace.

There is no logical reason that natural/sustainable (aka organic) products should cost more than those grown with chemical fertilizers. In fact, natural/sustainable grown produce should be less expensive as larger and healthier yields can be harvested without relying solely on the use of expensive chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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