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Producing Food for Nutrient Deficient Populations
2 years ago

Our charity, NPI, helps to educate nutrient deficient populations in effective, sustainable ways to increase crop production and grow more of their own healthful foods by the following means (as outlined in my prior post): 1) Urban farming ... outside, inside, and on roof-tops; 2) Edible landscaping on private and public lands; 3) Production and use of bioactivated biochar as a soil additive that increases natural soil fertility, and results in a 200 to 300 percent increase in crop yields; 4) Innovative counter-desertification means to produce large quantities of food, feed, fiber, niche, and green energy crops on desert lands ... 1/3rd of all land, worldwide. (If you do a Google search for Thar Desert you may see how this is being accomplished in the Thar Desert of NW India.) 5) Teaching of integrated, sustainable, organic crop production with biosecure poultry, algalculture, aquaculture, aquaponics, crops & livestock, and niche crops. We have a miniature model, w/ 3.5 ft. x 15 ft. footprint, that accomplishes all the above in school classrooms ... or in a nearby insulated greenhouse heated by a biochar kiln. In our integrated model, quail provide eggs and meat as well as manure effluent to provide nutrients for algal production. Algae is used to feed Tilapia fish (algae is their natural diet). The fish water and fish manure are used to "fertigate" (fertilize & irrigate) produce (vegetables) in an aquaponics system. Drip-irrigation is used to help produce Grain Amaranth in a grow-bed, and the Amaranth is used to make flour & feed quail. Other cropping options are possible, but the above is what we use to teach youth modern agriculture. NPI (our charity) is assisted in the above efforts by the Natl. Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), N.C. State University, The University of Arizona, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (P.R. China). We are not being assisted by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), and USDA seeks to "block" our funding because wealthy special interests, and their "pawns" in Congress object to our form of sustainable agriculture for the reasons given below. Big "Pharma" hates our technology because NPI's food production systems do not require any antibiotics, and because the organic foods produced are typically 58 percent higher in polyphenolics which act to help prevent diseases (big "Pharma" makes more money when more people are sick). The chemical fertilizer companies hate us because NPI's said systems do not require their product. Chemical companies hate us because because NPI's system produces more foods, and more healthful foods without their chemicals. The biotech companies, like Monsanto, hate us because we can achieve higher and more reliable crop production w/o their GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Factory farms hate us because NPI's food production system makes it possible for smallholder farmers to produce far more foods per acre, and the foods produced are scientifically proven to be more healthful. Members of the U.S. Congress, who receive "political payola" from the above special interests, all hate NPI's said technologies because they are paid to do so. Most of the opposition to NPI's subject technologies originates in the U.S. for the above said reasons. Thus, NPI is working with the Chinese, Russians, E.U. and Third World nations to help provide the means to produce food for those with little or no healthful foods in sufficient quantity. As a loyal American I find it sad that greed and the desire for excess profits, are now acting to erode the social and morale fabric of this great nation. NPI will continue working to circumvent this "barrier of greed" and continue efforts to help increase crop production to provide food for those in need. Please be reminded that the U.S. Congress uses American tax dollars to heavily subsidize factory farms and help sustain a chemical/ GMO-based agricultural system that is not sustainable over the long term. In some cases, the U.S. has acted to impose this failing chemical/ GMO-based agricultural technology on farmers in the Third World. We must all object to this corrupt practice.

Disappearing Paragraphs
2 years ago

I would appreciate anyone telling me why my paragraph division/ organization disappeared, and everything was "jammed" together in the above post. This unwanted change makes my post more difficult to read. Please advise. Thanks.

Producing Food for Nutrient Deficient Populations (2)
2 years ago

The following is a more readable version of the above post created after I discovered how to use the system editor.
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Our charity, NPI, helps to educate nutrient deficient populations in effective, sustainable ways to assist them in increasing crop production and growing more healthful foods by these means:

1) Urban farming ... outside, inside, and on roof-tops;   2) Edible landscaping on private & public lands;   3) Production & use of bioactivated biochar as a soil additive that increases natural soil fertility (and results in 200 to 300 percent increase in crop yields);   4) Innovative counter-desertification means to produce large quantities of food, feed, fiber, niche, & green energy crops on desert lands (1/3rd of all land); and  5) Teaching of integrated, sustainable, organic crop production w/ biosecure poultry, algalculture, aquaculture, aquaponics, crops & livestock, & niche crops.

NPI has a miniature food production model, of the above system, having a 3.5 ft. x 15 ft. footprint that facilitates operation in school classrooms ... or in nearby insulated greenhouses heated w/ biochar kilns.  In our integrated model, quail provide eggs & meat, as well as manure effluent to provide nutrients for algal production.  Algae is used to feed Tilapia fish (algae is their natural diet). The fish water & fish manure are used to "fertigate" (fertilize & irrigate) vegetables in an aquaponics system that recycles water back to fish tanks. Drip-irrigation is used to help produce Grain Amaranth in a grow-bed, and the Amaranth is used to make flour and feed quail.  (Other crop options are possible, but the above system is what NPI uses to teach youth modern agriculture.)

 

Our charity, NPI, is being assisted in the above efforts by the Natl. Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), N.C. State University, The University of Arizona, & The Chinese Academy of Sciences (P.R. China).  Models of all the stated NPI technologies will soon be demonstrated in Kenya.                          

 

"Big Pharma, the petroleum & fertilizer companies, biotech corporations, factory farms, and other supporters/ users of non-sustainable, so-called chemical/ GM (genetically modified) agriculture, do not support or encourage NPI's sustainable (non-chemical/ non-GM) farming methods. Members of the U.S. Congress receiving "political payola" from these special interests, all supporting non-sustainable agriculture, oppose NPI's sustainable approach to food production (because they are effectively paid to do so).  Since these members of Congress oppose NPI's work, NPI does not receive support from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).

 

For the above said reasons, the opposition to NPI's sustainable approach to agriculture originates in the U.S.  Thus, NPI is working with the Chinese, Russians, European Union, & Third World nations to help provide the means to produce food for those with little or no healthful foods in sufficient quantity. 

 

As a loyal American I find it sad to find that greed and the desire for excess profits are now acting to erode the social & morale fabric of the U.S.  NPI will continue to work to circumvent this "barrier-of-greed," to increase crop production and provide food for those in need.

Hi
2 years ago

Interesting job, keep up the good work despite the opposition and many difficulties that are facing your NGO. The world needs your ideas and sustainable projects. Best wishes

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