So Whats In A Name?
Farming in America, and in the world, is due for a change. The older model of agriculture uses fossil fuels in food production. These fuels, such as gas, oil, and coal are running out. They consume vast amounts of energy for a relatively small output, contribute to pollution and possibly climate change, are not safe for humans to eat or breath, hurt agricultural workers health, and destroy the environment. And let me be clear, whether you believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change (so called Global Warming) or not, burning coal and oil is bad, for everyone.
If we continue on the path we are on, farming is doomed to fail causing food shortages and devastating prices increasing. Even before this happens farming, food production, and food distribution will be hurt due to their reliance on oil and other fluctuating energy prices. As speculators on Wall St. bet on the price of oil, the price of food soon follows, pushing the circle farther along as food speculators add to this jumble. All of this will serve to crush many local farmers. In the end ANY farmer that does not get off of fossil fuels will lose their farms.
We cannot go back, we NEED the food we grow, and we need new ways. Farmers in America are aging according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average age is 57. Now is the time to research, implement and educate the next generation of techniques to the next generation of farmers.
No till techniques, cage free hens, apiary restoration, Permaculture, organic, biodiversity, and sustainable techniques must be researched and improved, and the major benefactor will be the communities these farms are in. Our particular model at FutureFarming.Org will allow us to give the produce to local food banks and soup kitchens to feed the less fortunate in the local area.
So we are called FutureFarming.Org, because we want to make a sustainable community model for both agriculture and social welfare., or as our slogan says, we are “Growing the Future”.
Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every HOUR.
About nine billion plastic bottles are produced annually in the U.S. about two-thirds of which end up in landfills or incinerators, one quarter a recycled and the rest are somewhere on the Earth.
An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic, is dumped in the world's oceans every year. Over 46,000 pieces of plastic debris float on every square mile of ocean.
Plastics in the U.S. are made primarily (70 percent) from domestic natural gas.
Nearly every piece of plastic EVER made still exists today.
Between 1997 and 2007 there was a 170% increase in water bottle sales from around $4 billion to about $11.5 Billion
The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil. Average Americans drink roughly 21 gallons of bottled water per person per year. That's a lot of bottles!
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