Problems in Agriculture – 5: Where Did Your Food Go?

The cold, hard numbers are hard to look at, but people still need to be aware of them. Consumers are losing up to one third of their food from farm to fork to trash bin. Just to crunch some numbers in your head, 24% of the calories that are grown, created, or produced for human [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Problems in Agriculture – 5: Where Did Your Food Go?

Problems in Agriculture – 4: Low Variety

I think that it’s a sad fact that only the most resistant and most transportable vegetables are grown and sold nowadays. That limits the amount of vegetables that people are introduced to, can cook with, and it limits the imagination of those who aren’t quite ready to switch to the healthy lifestyle. If a bigger [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Problems in Agriculture – 4: Low Variety

Problems in Agriculture – 3: Quantity over Quality

It’s no secret that there are problems as to how the current agriculture and food system is set up. One of the most pressing issues, in my opinion, is that we are currently stuck in a loop of eating nutrient-less, tasteless vegetables that are very blatantly less than fresh. Every day, we are eating vegetables [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Problems in Agriculture – 3: Quantity over Quality

Problems in Agriculture – 2: Food Mileage

On average, food has to travel 2,400 kilometers from field to table. Traveling that far of a distance requires a lot of energy – it uses up refrigeration, transportation, stocking, and processing. One of the major problems with the way the current agriculture and food system is set up is the fact that food has [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Problems in Agriculture – 2: Food Mileage

Problems in Agriculture – 1: High Usage of Chemicals

<img class="alignnone wp-image-413 size-full" src="http://swissponic.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Agriculture-High-Usage-of-Chemicals.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="400" srcset="http://swissponic.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Agriculture-High-Usage-of-Chemicals .jpg 700w, http://swissponic.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Agriculture-High-Usage-of-Chemicals-300×171.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px” /> This is part 1 of a mini-series of articles on the problems of current agriculture.mens club 24 — The human population in the world never ceases its steady increase upwards, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Problems in Agriculture – 1: High Usage of Chemicals