“Wake up before it’s too late.” Small farms are the only way to feed the world. “The time is now to switch back to our natural farming roots.” These are dire warning from the U.N.. Monocrops and GMOs are not the only answer and basically are not enough to feed the world. There must also be a supplemental food source, and that food source is small farms. We have to grow our own food. Basically it’s something that farmers, ranchers and homesteaders have known since the beginning of modern agriculture, but we’re just now realizing that the agricultural model of monocrops and genetically modified factory farmed food sources is not the end-all answer to world food shortages.
“…According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.” ~ TechnologyWater
“Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.
That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world.” ~HuffPost
Growing your own food is the answer to solve the food problem for your own family, and small-scale farms have the potential to provide a much needed food resource for millions more people all over the world.
All over the world people are realizing that the current food system is inadequate for our growing population. But don’t worry, there’s really no need to panic. There’s plenty of room to grow your own food, and lots more land, small urban lots and properties to grow food in community gardens and farms.
Publicly accessible food forests, community gardens, small-scale farms, urban farming and vertical farming combined is more than enough to feed the world.