[permaculture] "warning that the , global availability of phosphorus fertilizer will begin to decline"

Linda Ray lindaray at att.net
Thu Mar 31 14:53:53 EDT 2011


IMHO when/if that happens, it should instigate a change away from the 
current nonfunctional NPK model and produce a resurgence of sustainable farming, 
by necessity. 


Maybe that's what it takes to effect a broadstroke change in farming methods.

I just think it's too bad that the majority of mankind seems to wait and lag 
back until it has totally run out of things, and apparently has to be coping 
desperately with a scarcity of supply before making any change in habits. 
Instead of thinking ahead and seeing the longer-term effects of its practices, 
and switching onto a more positive, sustainable track.

Necessity may be the mother of invention in current-day practices, but life is 
indeed a circle. IMHO it's up to us to turn it into an upward spiral, where 
inspiration becomes the mother of invention.

JM $.02

Namaste,

Linda





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From: "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <lflj at bellsouth.net>
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Subject: [permaculture] "warning that the , global availability of phosphorus 
fertilizer will begin to decline"



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"Five major scientific societies united to issue a warning that the
global availability of phosphorus fertilizer will begin to decline
sharply just as the human population reaches 9 billion."

http://www.newswise.com/articles/global-crunch-in-supplies-of-key-fertilizer-could-threaten-food-supply-and-raise-prices


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