How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize.

A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those eight billion humans, somehow.

Suppose we could provide abundant food without torturing and killing animals, releasing terrible chemicals into the environment, using fossil carbon (agriculture is powered by dieseline), covering 70% of the planet with unnatural landscapes. Imagine all the beauty and wonder that could return if we could rewild much of Earth.

The technology is available, now, and it has been well tried in many fields. It is the basis of producing age-old traditional foods, and modern medicines, and various substances needed in industry.

George Monbiot

George is speaking for the movement Reboot Food, which in a delightfully circular way refers to the article from George that inspires my rave.

Have I intrigued you enough to read it for yourself?


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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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24 Responses to How to save the world, from George Monbiot

  1. Great post! I spent the last hour reading and agree in theory. Humans are systematically destroying the planet at an alarming rate. I’m concerned with the wheat gluten and high amounts of sodium in some of the products. And they are expensive; which probably deters many people from trying them. I have tried the Impossible beef and it did taste like beef.

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    • peNdantry says:

      I would imagine that proper labelling can address the issue with ingredients – our ‘free market’ society does emphasise ‘choice’ (at least in theory).

      Cost is clearly a factor; but it’s subjective, all about values, and boils down to the question: how highly do we value our home?

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  3. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you, Colin.

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  5. Bill Ziegler says:

    Hello peNdantry!
    My website has apparently been hacked. All comments being erased by the presumed hacker.
    Could you send your email address to [redacted by peNdantry]?
    Meanwhile, I shall get in touch with the “imagineers” at WordPress and hope for the best.
    Cheers,
    Bill

    My comment: I completely agree with you on the need for urgent attention by all and each of us in addressing the looming concern. There is no Planet B, the only alternative is the rescue of Planet A. Thanks for your timely article.

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    • peNdantry says:

      I hope you’re wrong about your website having been ‘hacked’. I assume you’ve changed your password (and have enabled two-factor authentication as well). A word to the wise: it’s best not to spread personal data – such as your email address, which I’ve redacted in your comment here in an effort to help. I’ve already sent you an email, so you should have mine now should you wish to contact me privately. Here’s hoping the WordPress Happiness Engineers can assist you!

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      • Bill Ziegler says:

        Thanks for the recommendation. Updating my security is now number 1 on my list. As in “right now” Hoping that the horse has not wandered too far from the barn.

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        • peNdantry says:

          To assist you in your efforts, here’s a referral link for Proton (secure, encrypted email system that I’ve been using, especially for sensitive comms, for some time). If you use that link, you’ll get a free month of the ‘Mail Plus’ plan; you can, if you wish, downgrade from that to their free plan (which is fully functional, but loses some bells and whistles). If you choose to sign up for a paid plan, I get a reward :)

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          • Bill Ziegler says:

            Hey, I’m late on replying to this one. Perhaps because I was busily establishing an email account on Proton: [redacted by peNdantry]
            I’m on a paid plan, so you should be getting that reward. :-) Weaning from godawfulGmail — the bloated beast. See you on the proton, Sir!

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  6. Bill Ziegler says:

    George Monbiot now has my focus. Precision Fermentation is new knowledge for me, and new knowledge is always fragile. I read his entire article in The Guardian just now, so yes it is something to act upon — in a way that influenced me in 1968, in 1973, and forward. Joining with as many of us 8 billion as possible in solidarity.
    Here is another bit of pertinent knowledge from another source I frequent for raw data:
    https://ourworldindata.org/biodiversity
    On the local scene, here (Cincinnati, Ohio metro), we’ll be at minus 17 degrees C on Friday. Part of an Arctic system that promises to extend to the Gulf of Mexico. A bit of trivia: we are also located just south of a glacier that stopped here during the most-recent Ice Age.

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  7. Future Leaders Academy of Africa says:

    We thought you’d like to read this:
    Smart Agriculture Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Review
    https://flacademy.school/2023/01/17/home/?amp=1

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    • peNdantry says:

      Thanks for that. Are you able to summarise the article, for those who lack the time to read it?

      PS I’ve removed the website URL you provided (‘fla.wordpress.com’) from your comment, as that site doesn’t exist.

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  8. Bill Ziegler says:

    I am always in “catch-up” mode, Colin. Actually, I am far too deliberate (still) in my writing and need to be more extemporaneous with replies. Lisa has gifted me with a copy of W.H. Auden’s A CERTAIN WORLD. It is in nearly the same condition as the one I loaned out. Hey, it might even be the same book. Delved into it a bit this afternoon. A touchstone it is.
    Yesterday, I made [redacted by peNdantry]@proton.me my primary email address, dropping the gmail account to secondary status. Am in the process of changing it on WordPress…real soon now? Thank you for your kind recommendations.
    Wir sehen uns!

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    • peNdantry says:

      Hi, Bill. I, too am always in ‘catch-up mode’; not enough hours in the day.

      I’ve redacted the email address you left in this comment (and the earlier one). In my opinion it’s best not to divulge your email address on public fora; doing so means they end up on lists that are traded by spammers and scammers, resulting in your inbox being deluged with crap.

      On that note, if you’re up for more recommendations, I suggest that you look into email aliasing services available from (for example) DuckDuckGo and Firefox Relay.

      Sei gesund und bleib sicher!

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      • Bill Ziegler says:

        Hi Colin,

        I have successfully imported everything from the Googler surveillance “team” and now have the data ensconced here at Proton.me for processing in der Schweiz.
        Thank you for the timely redaction.
        I will now be reviewing the email aliasing services at DuckDuckGo and FirefoxRelay over the next several days.
        Have imported everything from gmail and set Proton to my primary address.
        As always, thanks for all your help, kind Sir!

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  9. Bill Ziegler says:

    I am also in the process of figuring out how to add *you* as a contributor to BillZiegler1947.

    I’ve just now accepted your kind invitation to contribute to pendantry.wordpress.com.
    Many thanks, my friend.
    Worra small world!

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    • peNdantry says:

      Concerning adding me as a contributor to your site: refer to this WordPress support help page (and, by all means, ask me if you have any questions).

      I look forward to seeing your wibblettes – and being able to create some, err, ‘billziegler1947ettes’! :)

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      • Bill Ziegler says:

        I shall read that help page. Synergy is a powerful tool for fractal-izing ideas and access to other cultures. Speaking of that, tomorrow I am going to post about the genius journalist pair that provide genuine journalism (very rare today) on China. They do a podcast every Friday from 17:00 to 19:00, complete with a chat stream. The China Show:
        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+china+show+podcast
        Spellbindingly accurate information from secreted film, and funny as hell, particularly the end segment. Available with podcasts from years ago when they drove motorcycles throughout China to film the craziness that is China — until they managed to make it out alive.

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