Ground Realities – written by Najma Sadeque
Earth’s forgotten biological systems which make food, medicines, agriculture, industry, livelihoods, and life itself possible- and which poorly-informed or narrowly-focused science and technology and may take us down and render us extinct as well, unless we address ground realities.
Urbanites take food and agricultural raw material so much for granted, few give thought to the protection of the complex web of processes and participants – human and non-human – that make life possible. It took 10,000 – 15,000 years to develop and almost perfect sustainable agriculture. It was all but destroyed in less than a century.
Belatedly the United Nations warns that unless we turn back to natural agriculture which mimics nature’s processes and produced with harming the environment the world faces devastation.
Translation in Urdu