UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the

World

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Nick Meyer | AltHealthWORKS

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive
and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the
United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and
develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.
That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development
(UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which
included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world.

The cover of the report looks like that of a blockbuster documentary or Hollywood movie, and the
dramatic nature of the title cannot be understated: The time is now to switch back to our natural
farming roots.
The New UN Farming Report “Wake Up Before It’s Too Late.”
The New UN Farming Report “Wake Up Before It’s Too Late.” Click here to read it.
The findings on the report seem to echo those of a December 2010 UN Report in many ways,
one that essentially said organic and small-scale farming is the answer for “feeding the world,”
not GMOs and monocultures.
According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade
systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.
Diversity of farms, reducing the use of fertilizer and other changes are desperately needed
according to the report, which was highlighted in this article from the Institute for Agriculture and
Trade Policy.

-EU Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are seeking to accomplish. The Institute noted that these pending deals are “primarily designed to strengthen the hold of multinational corporate and financial firms on the global economy…” rather than the reflect the urgent need for a shift in agriculture described in the new report.S. which is unfortunately the opposite of what mega-trade deals like the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U. You can read more about the report from the Institute by visiting their website here.It also said that global trade rules should be reformed in order to work toward these ends.” the report concludes. monoculture-based and highexternal-input-dependent industrial production toward mosaics of sustainable. Even global security may be at stake according to the report. regenerative production systems that also considerably improve the productivity of small-scale farmers. Source: althealthworks.com Tags: sustainable farming less fertilizers urban farming managing water water . as food prices (and food price speculating) continue to rise. “This implies a rapid and significant shift from conventional.

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