Hazel Door Mouse and Red Squirrel face extinction

According to BBC news these two animals are facing extinction in the UK due to loss of Habitat.

The reason for loss of habitat is the UK’s approach to modern industrial farming.

It  should be known that it is not agriculture per say that is responsible for the loss of habitat

it is  the methods of agriculture that destroys habitats for these creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These creatures require trees, woodland and meadows to thrive in their existence.

We must involve ourselves with agroecology if we are to encourage these creatures to survive alongside humans

and their food supply.

Professor Fiona Matthews states that farmers who provide these habitats should rewarded from Government subsidies.

Barnoss Young states that you can’t put the gene back in the bottle once released, similarly you can’t change the edited

genes in crops once they have been developeed.

 

Insect populations are being devastated by the use of insecticides. They are all unnessary when you engage the

Howard-Higgins technology of pest and disease resistance in farming. How is this done? I hear you ask. It is simply done

by generating the right fungi and bacteria in you farming system

 

 

 

Targeting specific insects with gene editing is unneccessary when you consider the success of the the HH

system of pest and disease resistance in agriculture. Lord John Crebbs is missing the point about taking the gluten out of wheat.

Certain people are affected by gluten in wheat because they are unhealthy it is not the gluten in wheat that is in any way a problem.

 

 

Take a look at this field on the outskirts of Shenley Village in Hertfordshire. This is a prime example of

the loss of habitat for all kinds of species not just the Red Squirrel and the Hazel Door Mouse. Not only that

this field is completely dead in terms of all kinds of biodiversity. There is not a living thing to be found in its 300 acres.

 

this is the same field earlier in the season of 2020 and the last desperate attempt to grow just a crop of green manure

of which about 30% germinated and then failed. You can see in the distance certain green areas which is where the germination

has taken place

THIS ALL  FAILED IT WAS AGAIN TILLED

Weeds grew here and there and as of 29th July IT HAS BEEN TILLED YET AGAIN

If we persist in these so called medern advancements in agriculture we will lose more and more species and

lose more and more soil and thus our food supply.

The answer is to go back to sustainable agriculture that relies on people rather than machines and chemical

solutions to all the pests and diseases that are beseiging agriculture today.

 

 

GM free pest and disease free crops – It’s possible

BBC Farming Today 29th July, 2020    The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Todays programme presented by Anna Hill demonstrated yet again the desire farmers have to produce pest and disease free crops without the need for GM or gene editing technology.

This is entirely possible with our system of HH fertility management. We have been doing this for 25 years.

We shall be contacting Tom Allen Stevens of  the Crop Production magazine and also Henry Dimbleby head of National Food Strategy who both want to have more sustainable food production that involves less chemicals.

Tom wants access to technology that helps him do his job better.

 

Pollinators and why farmers are afraid of weeds

If farmers want to increase pollinators they should not only introduce agroforestry systems but stop using chemicals in their farming systems.

The Question is – How to do this.

BBC FARMING TODAY features Matthew Oats on a Wilture Farm, starts at 00.30

pollinators have been in declline since the 1950’s laregly due to loss of their natural habitats. Their habitats have been lost to the scale of Industrial farming.

My question is, as author of this site, and the same when I visited a conference at the Hose of Commons concerning the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agro Ecology, why are all the field borders I have seen  just bare grass there are no weeds or wild flowers? The answer I got from one of the panellists was “I have no Idea”.

I feel I have the answer to this……It is because farmers are afraid of weeds. This is because of their farming systems. If they leave weeds on the sides of their fields they will seed and spread onto their fields and then infest the field and interfere with the crop they are growing. This is due to their policy of one man and a tractor. The more weeds there are the more chemicals they have to use. They are continually told this is bad so they don’t want the weeds….thus a vicious circle is created between  wildlife, insects and Farming Today.

What is needed is a change in the farming methods.

Also at 5.15 on this edition Charlie Jahanshad has spent 25 years as a picker and tells the presenter Cas Graham  young people now are definately not into physical work at all.  She says she is British and that she finds generally British people are lazy.  This is peculiar because there are so many gyms and excercise centres around the country and so many people our running these days – to keep fit. There needs to be a change in the way we keep fit. If people went farming rather than running we would get a lot more natural farming done.

Author and butterfly writer Matthew Oats visits a farm in Wiltshire and remarks on the amount of insects present in this field. The borders are full of wild plants and this he says is a very good use of lower grade agricultural land . He says he wants to see more marginal land used like this and he says he wants to buy food from farming systems such as this.

This forms the subject matter of what the Good Gardeners charity have been advocating for the last 60 yeas.

“Farming should be more like gardening and gardening should be more like farming”  “then you wouldn’t need all the chemicals that are used today.”

Richard Higgins, author of this web site and Director of Good Gardeners International.

 

 

 

 

 

Farming for Insects

Following the broadcast of Farming Today on Wednesday 8th July The Good Gardeners and Sustainable Agriculture London would like to present our case for Farming for Insects.

 

The scale of mechanised farming

over the past 100 years has led to less people and less animals being employed on the land. This has resulted in bigger and bigger fields with bigger and bigger machinery which has resulted in less wildlife and less insects.

Cause of decline of bees and other insects

With the introduction of bigger and bigger fields for a bigger economy and to make food cheaper more and more hedgerows have been removed from fields to make way for the bigger and supposedly more efficient machinery. But is this more efficient? This has all led to the depletion of the soil and the natural micro biodiversity that is found within it. With the lack of these organisms that are found in healthy soil plants are more susceptible to pests and disease and therefor over theyears the use of chemicals has increased A. for fertilising the decreased productiveness of the soil and B. to combat the ever increasing onslaught of pests and diseases that occur due to soil depletion. These combined factors have resulted in up to a fifty percent reduction in our insect populations.

You cannot farm without insects

Without insects crops and trees cannot be pollinated, it not only bees that do this work there are so many other insects that do this job too. With the increase in the field sizes and the decline of hedgerows we have automatically reduced the border spaces around fields that the EU have been saying are so important for wild life and plant and insect species. This combined with the increased use of pesticides to battle the depleted soils has resulted in decimating the insect populations down to as much as half what they were.

Entimology cannot help

If the above paragraph is true then how can the science of entimology possibly be effective. Pesticides are not selective on the species they kill therefore introducing one species to predate another harmfull species is becoming less and less effective.

The Science of maximum soil remediation

Maximum soil remediation is achieved through the generation of the right fungi and bacteria in the soil. This then generates the entire eco system and soil food web that is essential to healthy soil. The Good Gardeners Technolgy can remediate even the poorest of soils through its ability to recycle the many forms of lost carbon in todays modern living and agricultural systems. It’s not just about carbon it is about Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium that is created and maintained and released in the soil for healthy crop production.

Mechanised farming

The very nature of mechanised farming means that through heavy cultivation that is practised in all forms of modern agriculture the soil bio diversity is reduced by the excessive disturbance of the soil structure and the use of chemicals. This in turn kills the organisms in the soil but also the natural fungi and bacteria that is found in living soil.

The Science of maximum soil remediation

With the cessation of heavy tillage and the elimination of the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides the soil will regenerate itself. But there is more to it than that. The right fertilising agents have to replace the chemical fertilising agents which will then automatically feed all the soil micro and macro organisms in the soil which will in turn replenish the food scource of all the insects and the birds too. The RSPB have announced that chemical farming has decimated our bird populations by half as well as the insect populations that we are now hearing about on BBC Farming Today.

Emergency farming techniques

Besides the organic farming methods that are practised in the UK, which allow such organic chemicals as sulphate of ammonia to kill slugs there is a more direct approach that does not require the six organic chemicals that are employed in organic farming and that is the technology that the Good Gardeners have developed to produce pest and disease free crops without the use of any chemicals “organic” or otherwise. This we have been doing for 60 years in the backwaters of England and Wales. This is all possible with the Science of our HH technology that generates the right fungi and bacteria and reintroduces them back into agriculture.

 

 

 

 

Bayer pay out $10 billion for causing cancer

Chemicals in Roundup causes cancer – proved in the US courts

Bayer, who promote and sell Roundup, still don’t accept any wrong doing.

Glyphosate who make Roundup are still saying their product is safe for humans!

 

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More disturbig than this is the fact the Bill Gates supports GM technology and the use of it in Africa and other places

The Crops are called Roundup ready and Glyphosates product Roundup is systematically sprayed on all GM crops

and it kills anthing green in the field exet the crop.

We have to use our own intelligence here to decide which system of agriulture is right GM technology

or the wholly organic technology, where no chemicals are used at all.

Our HH-2 technology has proved over 25 years that no chemicals are required at all in the production of healthy crops.