Fiji Agriculture

lorenhough

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Bula Fiji "Team Agriculture", this is the company I will be keeping

Have been talking about this since I came to Fiji. It seems that the researchers associated with the U.N. are beginning to promote a lot of what I have been saying lately. Besides being carcinogenic, glyphosate kills the life in the soil and leave a residue that could possibly last for decades. There are practical methods to circumvent the use of defoliants, and chemical fertilizers and pesticides for that matter. Hope we can get together on these alternatives in the near term. We need a course correction in a big way, before this problem get's any worse. I realize I am just the water boy on this team at best, but I can assure you that my heart is in the right place, and I hope you are beginning to see me in this light.

Small, Sustainable, Organic Farms is the best option for us; from a economic as well as health reasons.
This UN report [below]makes this very point. This "Paradigm Shift" in sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices that this article expresses, can and should happen here in Fiji. Fiji needs to stop following the destructive habits and become the world leader and example. This isn't a far flung notion. The truth of the matter is, that we are in the most optimal position to accomplish this, we have the optimum vehicle to achieve this right under our feet.

The Windrow Turner is a beginning and the backbone of what I see as an organic revolution in farming practices (more on this later). I hear and read a lot of talk about sustainable and organic, but am not seeing enough walking the walk to do much. This chemical based/GMO/agriculture disease is advance, and it is lethal and moving swiftly.

We need a leadership decision to be made James, so that our children and those that follow will continue to have a paradise to live in. Let's help these seeds to sprout and flourish.

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/03/popular-weed-killer-deemed-probable-carcinogen-by-un/?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3.28.15&utm_campaign=RoundupCancerMORE
Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

Richard Channing
Beyond Green Consulting
P.O. Box 50
Savusavu, Fiji
679-928-0574
 
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Jerry Russell

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Bula Vinaka Loren! Congrats on your new venture.

http://naturalsociety.com/revealed-documents-prove-epa-knew-glyphosate-was-carcinogenic-30-years/

Although the EPA ultimately concluded that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, their early studies (such as a recently released paper from 1985 quoted in the above article) make it clear that there was significant evidence to the contrary, and that some scientists disagreed with the conclusion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate#Scientific_fraud

At the above link, Wikipedia says that on two separate occasions, labs hired by Monsanto to demonstrate glyphosate safety have been caught deliberately falsifying results. So if we don't yet have conclusive evidence that glyphosate is a carcinogen, there seems to be a good reason why not.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/gmo-soy-accumulates-carcinogenic-formaldehyde-disrupts-plant-metabolism-suggests

This link discusses a study claiming that GMO soy contains more formaldehyde & less glutathione than organic soy. The study is based on a computer simulation of plant metabolism, rather than actual lab tests of nutritional parameters. But pending further testing, there seems to be no reason to doubt the conclusion.
 
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lorenhough

Well-Known Member
Bula Fiji "Team Agriculture", this is the company I will be keeping

Have been talking about this since I came to Fiji. It seems that the researchers associated with the U.N. are beginning to promote a lot of what I have been saying lately. Besides being carcinogenic, glyphosate kills the life in the soil and leave a residue that could possibly last for decades. There are practical methods to circumvent the use of defoliants, and chemical fertilizers and pesticides for that matter. Hope we can get together on these alternatives in the near term. We need a course correction in a big way, before this problem get's any worse. I realize I am just the water boy on this team at best, but I can assure you that my heart is in the right place, and I hope you are beginning to see me in this light.

Small, Sustainable, Organic Farms is the best option for us; from a economic as well as health reasons.
This UN report [below]makes this very point. This "Paradigm Shift" in sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices that this article expresses, can and should happen here in Fiji. Fiji needs to stop following the destructive habits and become the world leader and example. This isn't a far flung notion. The truth of the matter is, that we are in the most optimal position to accomplish this, we have the optimum vehicle to achieve this right under our feet.

The Windrow Turner is a beginning and the backbone of what I see as an organic revolution in farming practices (more on this later). I hear and read a lot of talk about sustainable and organic, but am not seeing enough walking the walk to do much. This chemical based/GMO/agriculture disease is advance, and it is lethal and moving swiftly.

We need a leadership decision to be made James, so that our children and those that follow will continue to have a paradise to live in. Let's help these seeds to sprout and flourish.

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/03/popular-weed-killer-deemed-probable-carcinogen-by-un/?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3.28.15&utm_campaign=RoundupCancerMORE
Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

Richard Channing
Beyond Green Consulting
P.O. Box 50
Savusavu, Fiji
679-928-0574
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Investment Fiji is working with me and immigration as I work with them.
here is some of what I will be doing in Fiji; safe in the south, LH

Biofuels International has partnered with Bio-Agrotech to develop plantations throughout Fiji and Tonga using patented hybrid castor seeds in the majority of its plantations partnerships (including intercropping in the pongamia plantations) to bring the most innovative and pioneering advancements for crop yields for the development of bio-diesel production and refining.

For my car, some day
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http://radiationdebate.com/forum/fukushima-radiation/here-is-what-i-am-doing-in-fiji-loren-hough-safe-in-the-south
 
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Jerry Russell

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Just FYI, the Bio-Agritech patent is for polyploid (genome multiplied) castor plants.

I'm not saying this to be alarmist, but this does seem to be some sort of GMO technology. I doubt that the implications have been fully investigated. Kaiima Bio-Agritech is an Israeli startup venture which has received funding from Li Ka-shing and the World Bank.

http://patents.justia.com/patent/8946513

http://jcb.rupress.org/content/209/4/485.full

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/israeli-startup-grows-super-crops.html
 

lorenhough

Well-Known Member
Just FYI, the Bio-Agritech patent is for polyploid (genome multiplied) castor plants.

I'm not saying this to be alarmist, but this does seem to be some sort of GMO technology. I doubt that the implications have been fully investigated. Kaiima Bio-Agritech is an Israeli startup venture which has received funding from Li Ka-shing and the World Bank.

http://patents.justia.com/patent/8946513

http://jcb.rupress.org/content/209/4/485.full

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/israeli-startup-grows-super-crops.html
Thanks; I am not "just talking" so let me be more clear, we are working with the pongamia plant or millettia pinnate from Africa only here. This is not for food. There is a native pongamia here but smaller seed. Tim gibbons family invested 4 million $ and I saved them a million $ a year helping them do it in a more organic way. On my 1st day on the Job. Tim jr is my good friend. There 5 old year trees are just now producing! This tree has the second sweetest flower in the world. LH

In the early days of bio-diesel/bio-energy there were many that brought promises but few that brought proven results. Biofuels International has been quick to distance itself from those with such one dimensional thinking bringing react before research philosophies. We at Biofuels International pride ourselves on research and proven commodities. Which is why our research station in Dreketi (Fiji Islands) is the largest pongamia research and development site in the South Pacific dedicated to the seed selection process for Pongmaia commercialization. While Bio Fuels International is aggressively developing the pongamia brand for commercial plantations the industry has not reached a point to where it is responsibly researched enough to advise anyone to invest in such crops as pongamia as a commercial farming investment. Our plantations are 100% company funded in partnerships with landowners which means landowners have no investment yet receive returns on the crop production. We take these risks for purpose of research and a scientific process for seed selection. All in the pursuit of addressing the energy crisis as a global concern.

Tim Gibbons Jr.

Operations Manager

www.biofuelsonline.net

I am also designing a better beehive for Fiji and will be producing honey here. With my own start up company. Working with the coop here. And the gibbons family, Wish me luck. Joe atwill is coming to see Fiji and my bees beez neez soon what fun! Also working with Fiji coco to help them with a black mold problem. With organic Microbes teas! LH
 
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