What does an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually look like? The film One Man, One Cow, One Planet (2007) is a blueprint for a post-industrial future. It takes you into the heart of the world’s most important renaissance.
The outcome of the battle for agricultural control in India may just dictate the future of the earth. Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the earth: Desertification, water scarcity, toxic cocktails of agricultural chemicals pervading our food chains, ocean ecosystem collapse, soil erosion and massive loss of soil fertility.
Our ecosystems are overwhelmed. Humanity’s increasing demands are exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity. A simple recipe to save the world? One old man and a bucket of cow-dung. Are you crazy?
Modern agriculture causes topsoil to be eroded at 3 million tons per hour (that’s 26 billion tons a year). Human mass is replacing biomass and other species. The carrying capacity of the earth is almost spent. To maintain our comfort zone lifestyles we will soon need five earths to sustain us in the style to which we have become accustomed.
The mantra of free trade has failed the world’s poor. There is a better way. Biodynamic agriculture may be the only answer we have left.