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UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

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Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems. That’s the conclusion of a remarkable new publication from the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Article via: Via www.iatp.org and OverGrowTheSystem.com

The report, Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world (including a commentary from IATP). The report includes in-depth sections on the shift toward more sustainable, resilient agriculture; livestock production and climate change; the importance of research and extension; the role of land use; and the role of reforming global trade rules.
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Just to respond to some of the comments generally

When I see a statement from an enemy organization like the U.N. and it speaks to MY AGENDA, I envision myself standing in a court of law or in front of a local, town, zoning meeting where I am defending MY AGENDA.

In this case, I can see myself addressing a group of commissioners or a judge and just "parroting" this statement.

"UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World"

In other words I want to one up the Nannies, the government intruders and the anti-liberty, mongrels with their own rhetoric.

That's why I post this stuff.
I'm rehearsing.
For irony effect.

So, if we read between the

So, if we read between the lines what they are saying is that we're all on our own (small scale / backyard farming) because the commercial worldwide food supply is projected to not be able to keep up with need/demand.

Back in 2008 I came across a very long and detailed investment analysis which in part discussed how people in lesser developed countries were starting to move into cities (primarily the younger generations) & instead of producing their own food (as they were in the villages) they now were putting additional strain on the worldwide commercial food supply. I recall a bunch of charts showing a period of years where significant numbers of people in those countries (I think it was China & India) moved into the cities while at the same time the world's food reserves shrank by a significant amount. One of the ultimate projections was that the reserves would eventually go down to nothing and the food supply would turn into a just-in-time inventory delivery system where it literally is consumed as quickly as possible after harvest. No more having 8 months of food in reserves. That would put basically the entire world in a situation where we are 1 natural disaster away from not enough food being available.

That research was from around 6 years ago and now the UN is suggesting small scale (which I take to mean backyard) farming for sustenance.

...

don't buy it.

The UN could pass an agenda that every country must give me my weight in gold yearly and id not trust it.

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

Very cool video

I hope vertical farming and other innovative organic crop production techniques begin to thrive.

This might help...

By Royal UN decree, we have now implimented the

Feudal System. You will now be sustainable.

I wouldn't trust the UN with my SPIT!

Ahhhh... and I see their codeword for communism - 'sustainable' -peering out in the mix. And there's the obligatory 'climate change' hoax mentioned... and 'land use' - cute term meaning private property THEFT... and even a thumbs up for the TPP with the idea of reforming global trade rules....

Remember this simple rule:

Everything UN-related is evil.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Sounds good

but then you look at the agenda our Gov. has been following for the last 40 years or so and it doesn't make a lot of sense.

The Dept. of Agriculture and Chemical Companies destroyed most of the small acreage family farms and consolidated massive land tracts under Corporate title. These Mega farms received Gov. money to purchase the small tract farm land which the small farmer could not get that same loan to keep the land in the family.

Much easier to confiscate under one owner than a thousand 40 acre tracts under several different owners.

Check out Trilaterals over Washington

NOSHEEPLE

Any report the UN releases

Any report the UN releases recommending anything makes me nervous. They are in the business of consolidating and growing government. And while I like the idea of small scale organic farms, I don't think for a second they won't bastardize this to grow their power in the name of feeding the planet.

I wonder how much food could be produced

from the millions of residential yards and empty lots if they were put into organic vegetable gardens?

That was interesting

At one time in our past everyone had a vegetable garden, during WWII they were called victory gardens. Its interesting to note, Cuba only did this trandformation because they had to, necessity is the mother of invention and this example shows urban organic agriculture will work very well. The thing that is lacking here is the motivation and local zoning laws that make it illegal in many cities.

This is probably a building block.

They have a depopulation agenda so gearing up for a world that has a total population of 500 million makes sense. Get the people to build an organic farming network before enslaving them as helots to run the system on behalf of the patricians.

It resembles all the genetic/organ transplant/IVF experimentation that is taking place using the people as guinea pigs. The aim is immortality but only for the elites. The entire medical industrial complex is devoted to this goal.

For those who are preserved to serve the new world order it won't be so dystopian. Too bad about the other 6.5 billion who will be exterminated.

I am sure this is the diseased vision the elites are harbouring but I am equally certain it will never come to pass. They are even more deluded than most of the world's population.

"Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

I figure my chances

of being among the depopulated are a lot higher
if I rely on the industrial megacorp food production
system to take care of me...

That's pretty heavy!

That's pretty heavy!

It is, isn't it?

Sometimes truth feels like a ton of bricks.

Doesn't make sense.

Small farmers tend to be very independent and defensive. And eating healthy would make them feisty.

Maybe there are a few good apples that unfortunately work for the UN?

Or as the saying goes, the devil will tell nine truths so you'll believe one lie.

The devil cannot tell the truth. His nature is to lie.

What you say about small farmers is true. My son is active in the city farming movement in Canada and he is very independent.

http://patchworkcityfarms.ca

Of course they are not actively involved in the purpose that I have hypothesised is behind the UN report, any more than couples who submit to IVF treatment or those who receive organ transplants are aware that they are guinea pigs for the immortality agenda I mentioned.

Even the workers at the UN are almost certainly not aware of the purpose of these programmes. It wouldn't work if they were. The whole thing depends upon willing participation. That is the key to understanding how subtle and deceptive the plan is to bring the world into subjection to the elites. This is not the work of men alone. There is a much greater intelligence at work...the spirit of the adversary of God who feeds on the minds of men and directs their thinking into the channels of his devising.

However even these machinations, brilliant though they are, are subject to the greater sovereign purpose and Plan of God. Everything will ultimately be used to accomplish the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, even the works of satan and his human agents.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

You can believe in God without believing in the devil.

My God does not have an equal or opposite. I see God as I see light... there is no opposite to light, only the absence of light. You cannot shine or put forth darkness, only block out the light.

Darkness is a state that exists in the absence of light.

Evil (devil) can exist in the absence of Good (God).

Evil people can conspire against goodness, but there is no devil organizing it.

-Peace.

The devil is a creation of God not His equal.

The notion of an equal and opposite source of evil and darkness is Zoroastrian among others. There was an early leader in the Church called Augustine of Hippo who was a former adherent of Manichaeism, an early gnostic rival of Christianity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manichaean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroastrianism

Augustine, who wrote the seminal work "City of God" imported some of this Manichaeist theology into the Church and was responsible for the adoption, inter alia, of the doctrine of eternal suffering in hell that is still held to be true today in orthodox Christianity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_God_(book)

This has led to an overemphasis on the power and role of satan in Christian thinking that is not supported by scripture. It does however appeal to the natural mind of men which explains its grip on the Christian imagination. It also provides support for the control of the minds and lives of Christians through carnal fear and is extensively used in evangelism to compel acceptance of the Gospel which is, to the contrary, intended to be Good News about the Kingdom of God and the free offer of Life to those who believe. The penalty for not accepting this offer is NOT eternal punishment in the fires of hell as is taught by orthodox Christianity.

It is this misunderstanding of the nature of evil and its purpose that has led to many rejecting the existence of the devil. There is however such an entity that was created by God to rule the kingdom of the world through the power of death and sin and it was to defeat this enemy (Hebrew satan) that the Lord Jesus Christ was manifested. This was His mission and He has accomplished it. Every Christian believer must overcome the flesh, the world and the devil in order to qualify to rule in the Kingdom of God and this has been the purpose of God in the past two thousand years. In order to enable them to do this they are given the promise of God, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Son, to indwell them and lead them into all Truth.

For the past two thousand years this Gospel message has been preached and taught in varying degrees of clarity to the world of men with the purpose of building a government in the heavens for the next Age of the Earth. This present Age is drawing to a close and the next Age into which we are now transitioning is the one called The Age, or the Messianic Age or the Millennium, or the Age of Tabernacles.

These all amount to the same thing and the rulers of the Age to come will be those who have overcome the flesh, the world and the devil, the sons of God, those few who have been chosen by God in Christ over the past six thousand years for this purpose. This has been the message given by the Holy Spirit to the Church since 1948 but which has been largely rejected by the established churches. They have therefore been given a strong delusion to believe, centred on the Jewish State called Israel. This belief is destined to be destroyed by God along with the Jewish State at which time there will be great consternation in the established Christian churches of all denominations. This will then herald the last great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this present Age, to prepare the hearts of men everywhere for the manifestation of the sons of God.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

To bad they are not allowed

To bad they are not allowed

Séamusín

Uh…But they're the bad guys.

I always get confused when the wrong people say the right things. LOL.

Rodale Institute Expands Scope, Adds Staff

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 2:50 pm.
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(Kutztown, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced the addition of new staff members to support the Institute’s implementation of replicable, farm-scale models of organic agricultural methods.

These models demonstrate best methods for integrating livestock and plant production, especially in the cycle of crop rotations where livestock play an important role. The models also serve as research opportunities where data can be collected and used to further develop best practices and improve organic methods.

The expansion includes the addition of five new positions including Farm Manager, Animal Husbandry Specialist, Compost Specialist, Seasonal Greenhouse Manager and Plant Production Specialist, and Marketing & Sales Specialist.

Executive Director of the Institute, “Coach” Mark Smallwood, said, “We carefully selected this team for their unique skills and experiences, but even more importantly because they live our mission of improving the health and well-being of people and the planet.””

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Seems like a good model for River Stone.

Anything happening with that yet?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox