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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monoculture vs. Polyculture

I think this picture that I saw on Facebook yesterday initiated the nightmare I had tonight.

 

As I understand it ( I think it's in Portuguese) the picture says that monoculture will lead to desertification while polyculture will keep biodiversity healthy.

In my nightmare global food production was for some reason taken over by an area in China. The production took place in a closed area with huge fields of GMO monocrops and if any animal got into the area they were quickly shot. In my dream it was a horde of beautiful white horses that made the mistake of entering. Because of the monocrop way of growing the only food you could find was nachos in a bag, some sort of salsa in a jar, "spaghetti" from a machine and tomato sauce in a jar to go with that, it was awfully expensive and tasted awfully bad. Obviously the workers on the fields were wearing clothes with slogans like "Monsanto-global dominance" and were slaving away.

Such a depressing dream, I woke up with the feeling that there was really no need to live another day in such a gloomy place.

Well, it was only dream, unfortunately it seems to be a cloudy day today which hasn't raised my mood significantly so far.

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