Perhaps what we all need to get better at, is practicing in the soil what we preach into the air.
If all of us just took care of keeping the soil from eroding from where we live & keeping its fertility building, none of us would need to get trapped into the extortion that GMOs must be placed out on millions of acres if the billions of hungry are to be fed by 2070.
As my friend Andrew Mushita from Zimbabwe quipped last week, we could feed the world’s masses simply on the food that America throws into landfills & on top of that, most GMO corn feeds cars, not humans!
When Andrew visited the Community Food Bank’s Las Milpillas Farm last week, he was delighted to see both the composting & the water saving strategies used by gardeners & farmers there.
With all the excesses of wealth & waste in the world, let us now praise those who see frugality as sacred duty, as caring for creation, as a means to reduce the disparities which disadvantage so many of our neighbors, our elders & our children.
Brother Coyote, OEF