ARTICLE : Agroecology: The Capitalist Elephant in the Room

I set up this blog in 2012 because, having worked in the agricultural sector for close to ten years, I had reached the conclusion that only diverse, ecological systems focussed agriculture (agroecology, as I will refer to it) provides any long term hope for feeding the world. The benefits of agroecological methods are extremely broad, from the human health benefits of eating food grown in healthy and biologically diverse soils, to drastically reduced input costs for farmers, increased water holding capacity of soils and associated drought resistance, reduced environmental damage from ecosystem polluting herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilisers, and the list could go on and on. Agroecology is as close to a win win solution as you could possibly find, except as I will explain later, at the level of the system.