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 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.
Two Agnihotris living in the city show the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash on their rooftop gardens.
Mr Arun Anand, an engineer who lives in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and Mr Chalasani Dutt, a former entrepreneur become organic gardener who now operates the mango plantation “Prakash Bio Organic Farm” in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.
Homa Farm: Tapovan
Parola, District: Jalgaon
“We finally got the big rain we were waiting for. The best rain in the last 25 years, they say. Tapovan is looking wonderfully green and lush. The big work which Aaron and Anne did on the water harvesting has paid off in a very big way. As you can see from the pictures, our dry creek bed has been transformed into a series of beautiful pools through the extensive rainwater harvesting that we have completed.”
An interview conducted by Mary Lee Weir with British author & environmental activist, Sir Julian Rose.
Julian is one of the pioneers of UK organic farming, commencing the conversion of his farm in 1975. He developed a theory of local production and consumption which he named “The Proximity Principle.” His advice has been sought by local authorites, development agencies and government. Julian has written and broadcast extensively and has just completed a book “Changing Course For Life – Local Solutions to Global Problems”, about the radical changes needed to bring new hope to society.
Peru, South America
What made us interested in researching and establishing a Homa Resonance Point on our farm, “AgroBien?” Something unusual happened recently. At the office, I keep a pineapple plant, which I like to show, every time a friend comes for a visit, since the farm is quite distant. When I left for vacation in the month of May, this pineapple plant was one year old and still had not developed. Although I had put some fertilizer, it was sick, yellow and did not grow.
guanábana, graviola, (sour sop)
My son had a guanabana tree which did not give fruits for years. It gave a few, but they were not edible. They were small and dry.
Usually it is inconceivable that certain plants may produce in places out of their zone. With Homa Super technology, we have seen how ‘quinoa’ produces high yields with great quality on the coastal area, and even better than in their native mountain area.
dead tree revived
I am a farmer and practice HOMA Therapy since 1998 when I met Prof. Abel Hernandez. We had a wonderful experience on my farm where a Homa Resonance Point was installed. There was a completely dry tangerine tree that I used to shake in order to collect dry branches for firewood. But Prof. Abel said ‘Lucas, do Agnihotra under the tree, because it might revive.’
Here everything is in good progress. We are sending you some pictures of the vegetables from our little HOMA ORGANIC GARDEN in Amalner city, Maharashtra which is in the dry land region of Central India where temperatures reach up to 48 degrees in summer.
We planted vegetables like lady finger, two different types of gourd, beans, lemons, etc. We do daily sunrise & sunset Agnihotra & regularly some Om Trambakam Homa.
We are also giving the Agnihotra ash & Homa ash regularly to the plants and we are getting beautiful results. The food quality & quantity is really surprising. In the picture you can see the vegetables. We harvest every 2 to 3 days and even though the plot is small, we get enough for our family of 4 and other people who know about our organic Homa garden come to buy our vegies because of their taste and quality. We are sending much love to everyone.