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The Cities are the Cancer of the Earth

History tends to show that urbanization has always been accompanied by a movement of agriculture towards monocultures and peasant exploitation. When a city became established and grew into an initially rural area with self-sustaining polyculture farms, in order to survive, it had to put in place a whole process of food supply from the surrounding countryside. The peasants had to produce much more, and in such a way that the harvest was faster. The polyculture practiced on a self-sufficient family farm, on a surface of the order of a few hectares (between two hundred and five hundred square feet), allowed… Continue Reading

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Permaculture vs industrial agriculture: a sense of priorities

The technological progress is decidedly prodigious: with a combine, one man can cover hectares of land alone, with a plane he can spread pesticides at will. When we look at productivity per hour worked in agriculture, technology produces miracles: This is all the danger of reasoning only on numbers and statistics detached from reality: Science without consciousness is only ruin of the soul The real question is: among all the statistics, in the full range of possibilities, what should be prioritized, where should the priorities be? If the… Continue Reading

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Back to nature

A growing portion of construction and agriculture is becoming aware of the need for respect for nature. Speaking of environment is already a beginning, even if this concept can evoke an artificial environment far removed from natural conditions. It will be here more a question of nature than of the environment, and in particular of all the initiatives which favor the regeneration of the nature rather than the maintenance of a status quo able to aggravate the planetary situation by exhaustion of resources and generalization of the pollution. The modern way of life based on consumption and economic growth has… Continue Reading