Sustainable food production at FoodParks
Håkan Sandin, horticulturist at the Swedish University of Agriculture explains sustainable food production and why the three areas of health, environment and economy are crucial in this vein
The triple inseparable combination of health, environment and economy is the basis of all development work and creates sustainable and sustainable food production. This also applies when we are building an entirely new food industry. Our task is not to close our eyes to the difficulties and to be afraid of the power structures that destroy our health, our environment and our economy. We must build and create sustainable, mutualist and circular solutions that can last for thousands of years.
We must therefore challenge the political power structures and the commercial power of corporations that allow both the production and sale of harmful food in our world. We have a responsibility to ourselves as a human race and to the world to develop food supply systems based on the new science. We must stop talking about what we have always done, referring to proven experience. Proven experience destroys our health, our environment and our economy.
Bacteria in the human body
Let me explain it to you over and over again. It starts with 40 billion bacteria that all humans have in their stomachs and intestinal systems. Humans have 1.5 kg of bacteria, if we feed them properly, good bacteria, an internal organ that we have ignored for so long.
The human race shook hands with these individuals perhaps 10 million years ago. The contract states that these bacteria receive protection, heat and nourishment on one condition, which is that they keep us healthy.
This contract has worked for millions of years. However, something has gone extremely wrong in recent years. We have a complete explosion of lifestyle diseases that modern health care cannot handle. One of the reasons is that we are giving bad food to these bacteria. That’s what the latest research says, which is documented through about two new scientific papers per day and historically through thousands of papers over the past five years. So what’s wrong with the food we feed bacteria? What kind of food should we give them?
If you are asked: What kind of food should humans eat? What is your answer? The answer is in a very simple sense. We will, of course, eat what gives us a long and healthy life without any disease or economic problems. What if it is? Again, we have to ask ourselves what kind of food is this? Is it meat, vegetables, insects, bread or drinks containing sugar? We must answer these questions!
Science tells us that we have abused our contract with bacteria and made them our enemies. If we eat the wrong food, they eat our internal organs, create leaks and send toxic substances into our body. We get serious illnesses like severe depression, diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), osteoarthritis and many other illnesses.
In many parts of the world, humanity knows this by heart and by tradition. But our Western power structures and influential international corporations nurture a production infrastructure that harms our health, environment, and economy on both large and small scales. This means that what you eat as an individual has an impact on the environment and the global economy. The question is how can we reverse this trend and how can we get international power structures and strong international corporations to create sustainable development, based on new science?
Is it possible to make people healthier? In a way, the answer is very simple. We must reestablish the contract with our bacteria, that is to say, learn to eat what makes our stomach and intestinal bacteria happy.
Also, we must expose the current order to competition. We must take harmful foods off the shelves, not by force but by scientifically founded competition, simply because they destroy our health, our environment and our economy.
Links between health, environment and economy
How do we articulate our work together to initiate this development? It is important that we begin to examine the links between health, the environment and the economy. Each of us understands that these relationships are very strong, but we have to describe them from a scientific point of view. By understanding these relationships in a scientific way, we can also begin to build a new future.
In Sweden, we started this work by creating a whole new homemade fish and vegetable industry, which takes advantage of the remaining resources of our company. Fish and vegetables are also the foods that science has found to be the healthiest for humans. We can build this industry without weighing down the environment or taking more arable land.
These industrial zones that we call Foodparks, where we can produce very large quantities of food on small surfaces, for example 20,000 tonnes of fish and 40,000 tonnes of vegetables on a few hectares. In these industrial parks, we have full control of everything we put in there, all the flows in the park and everything that comes out of the park.
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