August 1, 2013
I am a biological researcher currently writing my dissertation on "Biologic" in which I am proposing a review and modification to the current "organic" agricultural practices.
I am a COO for a commercial farm with over 2,000 acres of row crop production, and work secondarily as an ag-consultant to many conventional and organic farming operations.
The anthropogenic impact on the environment was a hotly debated topic in the nineteenth century among intellectuals, scholars and policy makers. The most influential geologists of the day made the argument that mother nature is too grand to be impacted by mere humans, however, a growing number of naturalists and biologists proposed that human actions can and have impacted the environment profoundly. The argument was quenched by the publication of "Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action" by George Perkins Marsh in 1864. G.P. Marsh is referred to as the "prophet of conservation" by David Lowenthal in the year 2000, and in his days, Marsh was more popular, at least here in the United States than Charles Darwin his contemporary. The debate on whether or not human actions can impact nature has shifted from whether or not to "how much" but I believe unless we change our paradigm from man affecting nature to nature nurturing us, we've missed to point in life.
I am of the school of thought that much of what goes wrong in this world is simply a product of incomplete knowledge and careful thought. By entertaining substantiated substantive thoughts I believe humanity has the necessary equipment to make better decisions and implement sounder practices. By sharing my experience and expertise and results and conclusions of scientific research, and the experiences and expertise of future members of this group, I hope to ignite personal revolutions which collectively will lead to broader changes in our future.
I am a researcher and keen observer. My motto is "Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
If on average, it takes 3 carbon calories to produce 1 consumable calorie of food under the conventional agricultural practices, how many calories does it take to produce 1 consumable organic food?
I am here most evenings [masked]
Thanks for the welcome Henry. I look forward to your first event. :)
Being a man in complete transition in this moment Henry, my answer to your response to my questions is, Yes. I have an understanding and a passion around sustainability on different levels and in different fashions. I feel very humble in this moment as I only have my presence and passion to use as fuel, my education is not at the level of yours or others becoming involved here. However my current life situation affords me much wiggle room. I look forward to meeting you in coming moments.
I look forward to how we can continue to learn and Evolve together Henry!
I look forward to meeting you, Henry!
Thanks Henry. My response was for the purpose of helping. No need to redeem yourself! lol Looking forward to seeing what this groups' purpose is and what I can learn from you!