Nowadays, industrial agriculture orientates itself on productivity and profits, all too often forgetting its own roots in the process. But agriculture does not end at the border of your own allotment. Agriculture has an immense influence on the health of the soil and thus of a country and its inhabitants. Natural agriculture includes the microorganisms in the soil, the animals, and also the food that is produced, and it concerns farmers and consumers alike. It is only when agriculture takes Nature and its creatures into consideration, and not just the economics, will it be able to serve its valuable purpose.
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Birds, butterflies, crawling creatures and all the other animals are just as much a part of creation as we are. When we have learned that by harming any living being, we are doing the same to ourselves, then we will certainly not kill or cause any creature, brought forth by The Creator, to suffer any pain. We have a responsibility for all living creatures and all life in nature. This empowers us to love, to protect and to nurture, but not to abuse them for scientific experiments.
Insects and their close relations represent more than 60% of the biological diversity of species on our planet. Accordingly, they fulfill important tasks in our ecosystems such as being pollinators of flowers and building the soil. Birds also are indispensable links in nature, and they are directly dependent on insects in the food chain. But the familiar humming of insects and singing of birds in Spring is diminishing each year and is in danger of falling silent.
At present, mankind is aware of 1.4 million species of living organisms on Earth. Insects, arachnids and crustaceans account for 61% of them. The insects and their close relatives thus account for the predominant part of the biodiversity of our planet and they take on important functions in our ecosystems. Already in 1962, the American biologist and science journalist Rachel Carson warned of an impending ‘Silent Spring‘, should the industrialization of agriculture progress unchecked. A spring without the familiar humming of bees, bumblebees, flies, beetles and without the cheerful song of birds. This scenario is now threatening to become reality, if we do not act immediately.
Today’s industrialised agriculture creates sheer “agricultural deserts” through the wrong maxim of “Ever bigger, ever faster, ever cheaper”. But healthy soils and the pure drinking water filtered through them form the basis of all life. Only the small, flexible, local, rural agriculture possesses the corresponding sustainable solutions in order to help the soils recover. For example, climate farming with biochar: It increases the humus content and thus the fertility of the soil and in this way positively influences the soils, water, climate and foods – in short, the entire ecosystem.
Compost that is richly permeated with living micro-organisms, becomes the source of life for vegetables, fruits, cereals and crops. It makes them resistant, prevents the absorption of radioactive radiation in root vegetables, and increases harvest yields.
In this presentation, the correct procedure of composting is explained step by step. Those who cannot make compost themselves, still have the possibility to achieve good results with compost extracts. Learn how you can use simple tools to check the food quality by yourselves.
Already 90% of all baby food and 80% of all processed food is genetically modified. Genetically modified substances can be found in corn and soya seeds, and just as frequently in animal food for dogs, cats, birds, cows and fish, as well as in our own food. The effects of genetically modified organisms have a disastrous potential – ranging from allergies to cancers and even death, causing tremendous damage. They unhinge the entire food chain. We show you what to pay attention to in order to have only natural, organic food on your plate.
Around the world the soil is in a disastrous condition, caused by industrialization and senseless use of pesticides. Predominantly profit-oriented and short-sighted thinking puts the soil Earth, the most significant foundation for our lives, not only at risk, but to a great extent it has already been lost. You are going to learn of solutions as to how each of us individually and we as a society in general can contribute to the soil’s ability to regenerate and also to produce “real food for life”.
Livestock farming has changed considerably in the last 40/50 years. The agricultural prices are determined by the stock markets, and so agriculture is increasingly sliding into an industrial mindset and conduct. As a result, it is losing its connection to the environment and to its own self. How can a farm with 1 million laying hens still be organic?
Twenty-five thousand people in the EU alone die of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs each year. The incorrect application of synthetic antibiotics in agriculture has a part in this. These pharmaceuticals enter the groundwater through the animals’ natural excrements and finally land on our plate and in our daily food. This means that antibiotics no longer work for men and animals.
Are GMOs really dangerous for human beings, for animals, and for nature, especially for plants, soil and water? Read our Fact Sheet for an overview of Genetically Modified Organisms; the state of our food today; and what you can do about it to ensure that your family, friends and pets are safe from this silent invasion.