Organic Community And Home Gardening Will Combat Climate Change

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Last week, more than 60 scientists from around the world met in Japan to finish writing a comprehensive report on the impacts and dangers of climate change.

The report  written at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  will inform  global leaders how bad the climate change problem is  now.

The report has not been released yet, but drafts have been leaked, and paint a scary, disturbing scenario.

According to the data, the major risks and effects of climate change and global warming are more immediate than thought, the effects are beyond melting ice, rising temperatures, and threatened species of plants and animals.

As it is now, climate change is driving everything from droughts and flooding, to war, disease, and hunger.

Climate-change-driven food problems are Key issues behind upheavals from Egypt to Syria, and expect food problems and conflicts will become more widespread, and extend well beyond the Middle East, and that should cause people to rethink how food is produced.

As it is now, much of the world’s food is produced by giant agribusinesses.

Corporations like Cargill, ConAgra (NYSE: CAG), Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT), and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) dominate global food distribution via large-scale homogenous  operations, a process that is inefficient, unsustainable, and fragile.

In the face of global climate change and global food crises, common-sense, and IPCC dictate that to build a more resilient food system and future, we must decentralize global agriculture, break up the big agribusiness giants, and move towards local and more organic agriculture systems.

The almost destitute City of Detroit realized that, and in the face of economic despair, Detroit citizens found a way to keep food loca and organic, to keep money in the local economy, and to expunge the influences of giant agro corporations. And at the same time being environmentally friendly.

The food system overall is driven by giant agro corporations, it is destructive to the environment. It relies on GMO seeds, plants, toxic fertilizers and pesticides, and  hydro-carbons used to grow, fertilize, and transport the food.

On the other hand, local and organic agriculture does not rely on dangerous pesticides and herbicides, and sequesters CO2 in the soil, rather than releasing it into the atmosphere.

Also, local, organic agriculture produces higher yields and higher quality food, which cannot be matched by the giant agro corporations.

Climate change is making it clear that people must rethink global food systems.

In the US, citizens can use the Sherman Anti-trust Act to break up giant agribusiness corporations, and the giant banks and hedge funds whose speculation is constantly increasing food prices. These companies hold fate of billions of people in their hands.

Local agriculture across America and around the globe should be encouraged, the control over food production and distribution put back in the hands of the people.

Every home in America should have ann organic vegetable garden, and entire neighborhoods and communities can become more resilient and self-sustainable.

The system change will help combat global warming, people will be happier and healthier, life will be better for all.

This is an ongoing story…

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