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Agrichemicals and Ever More Intensive Farming Will Not Feed the World

Farmers who once embraced genetically-engineered (GE) crops designed to be resistant to powerful herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are wringing their hands over the chemicals’ failure to produce the crops they were promised, The Guardian reports.

This only adds to the woes of a world being destroyed by agrichemicals and GE crops. The poisons used on GE crops, including glyphosate — which is the most heavily used agricultural chemical of all time — are being found in your drinking water, in breast milk and in people’s blood and urine samples, with U.S. women having glyphosate levels that are eight times higher than Europeans’.

GE crops supporters call this poisoned agriculture “sustainable” farming, but the truth is it’s NOT sustainable, and it won’t feed the world. Thankfully, there is a way to get high performance out of crops and even your home gardens, through something called “high-performance agriculture.” With this growing concept, you simply provide plants with the environment and the nutrition they need to allow them to express their inherent genetic potential.

This regenerative method of farming requires soil regeneration that follows a no-tillage, crop rotation and plant diversity plan. Multi-species cover-cropping and maintaining living roots in the soil year-round goes hand-in-hand with regenerative farming.

Ending USDA subsidies for GE crops and instead subsidizing foods that are actually good for us like organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables not only would reduce the price of these health foods, but could result in fewer chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
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