Our mission is to teach those who want to grow their own food and to assist those who are teaching farmers globally to produce highly beneficial foods grown in living soils - our aim is to decrease global hunger. Our methods promote sustainable farming and gardening techniques, and soil building applications. All protocols are well tested and proven to be successful for many years. We teach how to grow highly beneficial mineral packed foods that are nutrient dense and fortified with antioxidants packed with minerals.
Feeding a world population of 9.1 billion people in 2050 would require raising overall food production by some 70 percent between 2005/07 and 2050.
Farmers and ranchers worldwide use 180 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer every year - much of which eventually runs into our precious groundwater, ponds, lakes waterways and oceans, causing red tides - algal blooms which kill aquatic life and cause pollution.
Conventional fertilizers no longer bring the crop yields they once did - unless measures are taken, much of the world’s present agricultural land will not be viable in the future to grow crops. Six of the ten most affected countries in the world are in Africa, where many soils are no longer able to sustain agriculture.
Viable agricultural land and crop yields are decreasing, while populations are increasing at an alarming rate. Increasing applications of the same conventional synthetic fertilizer products, while trying to obtain higher yields, only further exhausts the soil; resulting in diminishing crop yields, shorter shelf life and the added burden of increased use of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides.
The soil biology essential to successful agriculture is lost due to inadequate farm practices and indiscriminate use of conventional fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Sustainable farming methods can reverse, reduce or eliminate the effects of this accumulated contamination.
Our viable soils worldwide are disappearing at alarming rates. The use of toxic fertilizers and pest control is causing vast pollution in our soils, lakes rivers and oceans. Population growth is outpacing world food production - it is truly time for change.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
E. Allen Stewart III P.E.
MS, Engineering and Environmental Studies, University of Central Florida
B.S. Zoology, University of Florida
Emeritus Organic Chemist & Geochemistry Dept. Chair ISGS at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
International Crop Adviser and Organic Agriculture