Volcanic rock dust therapy for soil
400% increase in rice yields in Malaysia with rock dust plus soil micro-organisms
"Volcanic rock dust therapy for soil", an article in the business section of The Star Online, reports that volcanic rock dust combined with a bacterial based soil conditioner may soon become indispensable in the Malaysian agricultural sector. Robert W. Taylor, chairman of MRD Inc. (M) Sdn Bhd, is doing trials with the Agriculture Department and they have tried it out with rice fields, pineapple farms, and banana orchards with good results.
Clinton speaks on global warming leading to onset of ice age
A recent Associated Press article, 28 January 2006, quoted the speech of Former President Clinton given at the Davos Economic Summit:
"First, I worry about climate change," Clinton said in an onstage conversation with the founder of the World Economic Forum. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible."
Clinton called for "a serious global effort to develop a clean energy future" to avoid the onset of another ice age.
Remineralization on a roll:
Joy Kogias of New South Wales, Australia, has come up with an ingenious product to combat global warming, the greenhouse effect, loss of marine biodiversity and mass extinction. Enviro-Roll Sea Tissue is for use on all ocean going vessels, offshore oil platforms, etc...When used and disposed of in fresh or saltwater environments, the toilet paper, which is impregnated with glacial moraine, nourishes the burgeoning phytoplankton which are a key to stabilizing the climate. Enviro-Roll Land Tissue promotes the growth of land vegetation once used and discarded. She has developed regional specific seed mixes combined with rock dust for use in each country. See her website for more.
We Want Real Food
We Want Real Food is a book that calls for the remineralisation of soil and advocates the use of Rock Dust. It is currently receiving publicity in the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph.
In the past 50 years vegetables on sale in the UK have lost 24% of their magnesium, 27% of their iron and 46% of their calcium. It is time to stop the rot!
The campaign for real food begins with us, whether we shop at farmers markets, organic suppliers or at the supermarkets. We Want Real Food by Graham Harvey sets out what we can do to win the fight back for 'nutrient-rich' food that will stop us from damaging our health - in fact, a fight for real food.
Join the campaign and read more at WeWantRealFood.co.uk.
To order We Want Real Food by Graham Harvey from Amazon and by phone with the Book Service at 01208-2505800.
We Want Real Food published by Constable on 23rd February 2006.
Remineralization Seminar in Norway
The seminar took place in the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas, Norway on March 13th, 2006. The gathering included people from many different institutions and industries to discuss different aspects of rock powder application in agriculture. A report on this conference by Michael Heim can be found in the Forum. Many questions were explored and issues addressed that are relevant to practical application of rock dust worldwide. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environmental- and biosciences. UMB focuses specifically on biology, food, environment, land use and natural resource management.
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