Through the research it has become clear that current system of food production is insufficient to deliver healthy food to the earth’s fast growing population where increasingly more people go to bed hungry, lacking vitamins and minerals. Reports show that mineral and nutrition levels in fruits and vegetables have dropped by merely 80% in the past forty years. This problem originates in the soil but goes hand in hand with harvesting processes, transportation and storage.
Soil health has been defined as the capacity to function as a vital living system, within ecosystem and land use boundaries, to sustain biological productivity, promote air quality and water environment and to maintain plant, animal and human health. We cannot have good, sustainable and delicious food without healthy soil that is filled with life.
The world’s current industrial food production system is based upon profit, monoculture and productivity maximization. This results in drought, soil depletion and suppression of soil diversity. The sustainable, natural, way of growing food centers around co-operation, co-creation, communication, culture, passion, history and traditions.
With food production moving far away from the consumer, there is a gap that must be bridged. This project encourages you to be inspired, be curious, connect back with nature, embrace soil and go back to science, back to basics.