An urgent need for higher cultural standards in agriculture and health

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by Matali

Agricultural standards have continually plummeted during the past 70 years, to such an extreme that current global poisons-based monoculture agriculture now threatens to destroy humanity and planet Earth. Toxic chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators and fertilisers came into use only in the late 1940s.

This is unprecedented in human and planet Earth’s long history.

For billions of years Earth has been a pristine paradise with pure air, pure water and uncontaminated soils. It has only been in the last 70 years that modern man started poisoning the air, water and land. This is done to grow high profit, poor quality food for the billions of humans who have abandoned natural self-sufficient ways of living, and are now living in cities where they have become reliant on the massive agrichemical factory farms for their food.

It has only been in the last 70 years that deadly agricultural poisons have been deliberately added to the drinking water, water ways, air, soils and foods. Much of the food varieties grown today are genetically engineered. This is for profits; not nutrition.

Genetic engineering, as opposed to natural hybridising of our food crops, is a dangerous experiment. Only now can we look back and clearly see the devastating effects this experiment has had on the global farmlands, the environment and human health. It is completely unsustainable and cannot continue, but it will continue until we, the consumers, stop buying it.

In recent times the advent of genetically modified food crops, which are immune to deadly insecticides and herbicides, has caused, in just a few years, the killing off of 70 percent of the world’s bees and butterflies.

‘If the bee disappears from Earth, man would have no more than four years to live.’  –Albert Einstein

The dramatic increase in rates of cancer, birth defects (mutations) and brain chemistry impairments in the human population, as well as amongst the wild animals in their natural habitats, is a direct result of toxic water, air, natural environments and farmlands, and the toxic foods that most of us are now eating. There is an urgent need for the return to small scale organic farming standards, where food production is about good soil and crop husbandry, freshness and nutrition; not just profits.

Healthy air, healthy water, healthy soil = healthy food and healthy, happy people.


Matali lives in Far North Queensland where he is in demand as an inspirational speaker, lecturer and consultant. His recently released book, Manifesting Paradise, is the culmination of 25 years’ work as a naturopath, healer, organic farmer and trainer, agroforestry consultant, yoga teacher, self-sufficiency trainer and spirituality teacher.

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