RE: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Cattle
- View SourceThose links sound intriguing. I'm interested.
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> Actually there were more Tribal Americans when the first
> Europeans came. Research has shown more recently that
> there were large cities of them with huge farms, and
> ranches, too. They perished from diseases introduced by
> the Europeans who came in ever increasing waves in a rather
> short period of time reducing their numbers to what we are
> more versed in from our history books. The animals and
> plants the Europeans brought also caused disease problems
> in the native plants and animals farmed here in the
> Americas. I read an article published I think in The
> Atlantic dating back a few years that said there were more
> trees now in the Northeastern US than there were when the
> Pilgrims landed. The Tribal Americans had felled them to
> have their farms and ranches.
> Interestingly another article I went to from that one went
> on to say that they are thinking even the Amazon was
> planted by the way the trees are growing. If I can find
> the links, and someone is interested, I would be happy to
> forward them.
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- View SourceHi all,
I just need to briefly interject one point. While yes I agree there are too
many people in the world, a bigger problem is overconsumption by the few in
the so-called developed world, many of whom actually believe all this stuff
is what they need and are used to, and our push to have the rest of the
world desire and also be dependant on lots of our junk vs. meeting basic
needs naturally and locally without destruction and disrespect.
It is an important note, because it actually places blame and belittles the
rest of the world and is usually us white folks or other from the "developed
world" who focus it that way. Meanwhile we consume 40% of the world's
resources and cause major environmental destruction, depletion, etc. etc.
Someone told me that every one American born is equivalent to 10 individuals
in terms of consumption, etc. I believe it.
I find it important daily to question that which us privileged and spoiled
believe to be reality in terms of needs, actions, thoughts, etc.