REGENERATIVE VS INDUSTRIAL
Farming Revolution is a concept to bring consumers to the forefront of our food production system
A collaboration of regenerative minds under one roof at the Nutrisoil 2018 conference.
REGENERATIVE verses INDUSTRIAL FARMING
The Industrial Farming approach has taken a living organism (soil) and degraded it by using the following techniques:
The combined effect of all of the above contributes to creating stressed and lifeless ground. The most limiting factor in Australia is compaction. Once the ground is compacted no moisture can soak in (infiltration) therefore no plants can grow. When it rains the water simply runs off, leaching the topsoil and chemicals straight into our waterways and out to sea. This kills aquatic life and increases algae, helping to upset the equilibrium of ecosystems. Once the topsoil has disappeared it leaves our land baron, dry, compacted and hot.
Nothing can grow without Soil Organic Matter (SOM) and soil biology, that is the way nature intended it. Without soil biology, photosynthesising plants can’t survive.
The knock on effect to this is that we cannot produce food! We are at critical point. Something has to change and it has to change immediately.
Regenerative Farming is a unique approach incorporating the ways of the past with up-to-date science. This creates an holistic approach that allows Mother Nature to perform her magical tricks to help produce mineral dense healthy food/crops. This technique starts at grassroots level, protecting our soil is the fundamental part of Regenerative Farming.
All of the above, helps to create an active biological community that enables the plants to absorb the chemistry (minerals) from the soil. Our food becomes healthy, mineral dense, clean food.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Farming regeneratively means to farm without synthetic fertilizers and chemicals.
To increase the quality and function of our soil by working with Mother Nature to create a balance between producing healthy food with very little cost to our environment.
Our Farmers reduce inputs but increase quality of yields and profit. They improve society’s health because our food is now superior and full of minerals and nutrition. Our land and environment is managed so that our food, soil, water and air are no longer being destroyed.
Overall our global impact is lessened, ensuring a healthier future for our children.