„A Simple Fix for Farming“

Ergebnisse eine Studie der Iowa State University:

IT’S becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its chemical use — if it wants to. (…)

The longer rotations produced better yields of both corn and soy, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides by up to 88 percent, reduced the amounts of toxins in groundwater 200-fold and didn’t reduce profits by a single cent.

In short, there was only upside — and no downside at all — associated with the longer rotations.

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Auf dem Klo

Wolfram Siebeck war Ende Oktober mal wieder sehr unterhaltsam:

Dieses Volk von Schnäppchenjägern wird noch mit heruntergelassenen Billighosen aus China auf chinesischen Billigklos enden, weil ihnen eine würdevolle Verdauung zu teuer ist.