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The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet

 
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The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet - TEDxTC - Jonathan Foley
http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/02/other-inconvenient-truth-how.html

Good overall presentation of problems, and statement of who has to come to the table to solve problems. Question remains on how to solve. As always we need to think globally and act locally. My opinion: grassroots thinkers and doers (P2P) need to create the building blocks and act while ruling elites fiddle and protect their wealth. Grassroots thinkers and doers (P2P) will play an important role in leading us out of our "stupor"...

What do you think?


Regard and respect to all,
Monte Hines

Related Links:
Renowned University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman - maintaining a high number of species helps plants grow faster and better - Biodiversity Research at Cedar Creek
http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/02/biodiversity-research-at-cedar-creek.html
Proof!!! Polyculture Works Better - Switchgass growing with 16 other species produces 238% more energy than switchgrass alone! David Tilman has some real innovative ideas! He has ideas on using "polyculture landscapes" (IE permaculture design) to capture nutrient and chemical runoff from corn and soybean fields... Well worth listening too...
Related photos of study plots:
http://www.sflorg.com/earthnews/images/imen053106_02_02.jpg
http://www.sflorg.com/earthnews/images/imen053106_02_04.jpg


Image: Kevin Van Aelst
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-we-feed-the-world
 
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