The lungs of the world is burning.
What is going on here?
My thesis is that… it’s not the way we eat that contributes to disasters as these.
But THE WAY we get our food. From the industrialised, global market.
Local economies. As local and small scale as possible. Build on the principles of permaculture and regenerative living.
So here is the larger issue…
Line of logic:
1. Nations want to be strong and competitive
2. So they need to be rich
3. So they need to produce and export a lot
4. So they need big companies to sell a lot of stuff…
5. These companies support the national economy and a strong competitive state
6. Therefore they are loosely regulated if they live up sustainable standards or not…
7. So they lead to environmental disasters
So, no matter how we change our diet on a global scale, as long as we buy from large companies, they will listen to our demand. And they will try to scale production, at the cost of our ecosystems.
Even if we changed our diet to vegan, all of us, would it save our planet?
But even if that would happen, these global companies would try to scale and grow the production of the food we are buying. And if they are not strictly regulated to live up to truly sustainable standards, the problems will go on…
I believe it’s not until we start building local economies and encourage small scale thriving relationships with the earth, that the global challenges can be met in a real way.
Through the principles of permaculture and regenerative living, we can live healthy and happy lives, all of us, engaged, in harmony with our immediate surroundings.
These people are already doing it:
– Geoff Lawton – Food Forest – https://www.geofflawtononline.com/
– Ben Falk – Whole System Design – http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com/
– Ben Brumagne – Forest To Plate – https://www.instagram.com/forest2plate/?hl=sv
– Pascal Baudar – Foraging – https://www.instagram.com/pascalbaudar/?hl=sv
– Rob Greenfield – Radical Sustainability – https://www.instagram.com/robjgreenfield/?hl=sv
They are worth checking out. You’ll know what I mean.