How One Farm in France is Forcing Change
“Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die taking humanity with it.” Vedas Sanskrit Scripture 1500BC
The Real Food Fight came from a conviction that there is an urgent need to provide working alternative models to industrial agriculture. Aside from the chemical pollution, in purely physical terms our current food system involves the loss of thirty football pitches of topsoil every minute.
Everything begins and ends with the soil, and of the 3 things that create all life, sun, rain and soil, it is the only one we can influence. Fertility is fundamental to the health and nutrition of our crops and the people that eat them. Plants grown in healthy soil don’t need our chemical sprays to keep them alive. If they did, they wouldn’t exist. Thus the agro-chemical industry spends billions lobbying to obscure the simple fact that in a world of restored soil they would be obsolete.
Our project is to refine the methods required to farm in this way; building rather than destroying fertility and leaving our land better than we found it.