• BuzzCoastin

    nice to see’s Organic getting some props
    but this lil piece is pure bullshit
    since Organic farming, as presently practiced
    is not sustainable either

    • jnana

      Organic farming that’s not sustainable, by who?
      Don’t be so
      negative.
      There are many organic-type farmers
      who understand what it means
      to be
      sustainable
      But I agree that just because it is labeled organic doesn’t mean its sustainable.

    • kowalityjesus

      permaculture! long overdue evolutionary leap…

      Maybe our first step could be to stop making an artificial market to entice people to wash topsoil into the sea by removing most subsidies.

      • kowalityjesus

        why did i start singing crosby stills nash and young immediately after I wrote that post? lol

      • BuzzCoastin

        even here
        most can’t distinguish between organic & permaculture
        the secret of their successful crop is never revealed
        it’s alluded to that being organic made the difference
        when in fact
        not using the GMO seeds probably was the difference
        the non-GMO seeds have the genetic adaptions necessary for short term

        but without a sustainable approach to water
        good seeds aren’t gonna make a difference long run

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          Here is the doc I was looking for:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBLZmwlPa8A

          Had you heard about this project?

          • BuzzCoastin

            thanks dude, really great video
            I hadn’t seen it before
            but I came to the same conclusion as John Liu did
            also, the pollution in Beijing
            half is dust from the Gobi
            which is slowly coming to swallow the city

          • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

            Yeah, that’s really inspiring. Its good to see a documentary about a good trend.

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          Here is the doc I was looking for:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBLZmwlPa8A

          Had you heard about this project?

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      Permaculture is sustainable.

      • BuzzCoastin

        right
        but organic farming is not necessarily permaculture sustainable
        organic farming tends to be conventional farming
        (mono-cropping, plowing, rows of bare soil, heavy use of non-oil based fertilizers & pesticides)
        permaculture is sustainable organic farming
        using water retention techniques

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohI6vnWZmk

          I love that clip. I guess there was a big project like that it China but I can’t find the documentary I saw.

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          yeah and organic farming is being taken over by Big Ag too.

          • BuzzCoastin

            right
            organic farming and modern agriculture are kissing cousins
            using the same unsustainable methods of growing food

            organic farming is often not permaculture
            permaculture is always organic