Good Evening, God
I have been slow to understand . . . slow to see. But first let’s start with One Fact: over 50% of the world’s wealth is controlled by ONE PERCENT of the world population. Then, when you add in bureaucratic corporations and “interlocking” directories, you get a lot of Control. . . . Influence . . .
And, it looks like that has powerfully influenced the way the Federal Government spends money. The small American farmer is in debt and nearing extinction. But Agribusinesses are flourishing. That’s where the “influence” comes from and that is where the money goes.
Not too surprisingly, God, with the money going to corn, soybeans, wheat — and not to green vegetables — our health is suffering. Jamie Oliver has a horrifying TED Talk.
But, God, I believe ALL things are POSSIBLE to You. Here are some things being done that are shared on TED TALKS. Roger Doiron is encouraging us to plant gardens AND to lobby the federal and local governments to support local food production. (That was were the image above came from.) I know this IS happening because my local store keeps running out of bags of organic soil.
Then Britta Riley is sharing a Window Farm movement with her talk on A Garden in My Apartment. And organic farming is producing as much food (after 3 or 4 years) as industrial farming. And without the huge energy input. Industrial Agra-business uses TEN units of energy to produce ONE unit of food. As I look at regenerative farming I learn how it is healing the soil so it can absorb carbon and water the way it is meant to do. The way it has to do if our planet is to survive.
Well, God, I have to go down and water my tomato plants. Please help us read, listen, watch and understand — so we can speak up for Your Planet.