Is it me, or are we being inundated with catastrophic floods? Cedar Rapids, Nashville, Australia, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana…the list goes on, and while it seems like an especially bad year, the trend has been growing. You can blame it on global warming, the rapture, or just plain bad luck. But I have a different theory. And it’s backed by science. Yet no one is reporting on this, so please forward this to as many reporters as you know.
It’s about the soil—the massive destruction of our soil’s ability to absorb moisture, a soil genocide, really. It has been occurring over the past few decades and has reached a critical mass. What’s destroying our soil’s ability to absorb water? That’s easy: the massive application of agricultural chemicals, which has been accelerated by the almost complete conversion to GMO crops (mainly corn and soy) that enable even MORE chemical usage.
Are you confused? Allow me to explain. It’s actually quite easy to understand, once you pay attention.
Healthy, organic soil is alive with billions of living creatures per square inch. All those living creatures absorb water. They absorb so much water, in fact, that if you look at healthy organic soil under a microscope it LOOKS like a sponge. So yes, before chemical farming, there were floods, but they were fairly regular, predictable, and much less catastrophic.
How does chemical “conventional” farming destroy the soil’s ability to absorb moisture? All those chemicals—especially the herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides—KILL the living organisms in the soil. All the living organisms, good and “bad.” Just as too many antibiotics kill all the good and bad bacteria in your body, too many chemicals kill everything in the soil, leaving it a dead, empty filler that can’t do what it’s supposed to do. It can’t feed the plants, it can’t protect the plants, it can’t absorb water, and it also can’t absorb carbon dioxide, leading to even more climate change (hence the tornadoes, I say, though scientists are still investigating that connection).
This seemingly radical finding has been scientifically proven at the Rodale Institute’s 30-year-old farming systems trial. It’s also been replicated by universities around the world. It just hasn’t made it onto your local evening news report, since reporters are too busy documenting the needless and horrible deaths of innocent people, the total destruction of homes, lives, farms, families, and the American Dream that catastrophic flooding and tornadoes have caused.
What can you do? Demand organic—buy and eat and grow organic food and fiber. Stop using chemicals in your own backyard. Insist that GMO foods are labeled! Take action with your local and state government. Share this with any reporter you know. Tell your friends and neighbors that the artificially cheap, toxic-chemical-filled “conventional” food is part of what’s causing flooding, and that all of us have the power to stop it.
There are doomsdayers who get on all the news shows who claim the world is ending on a certain date, and for a few weeks everyone gets a bit scared and wonders if it may be true. Invariably, those days come and go and we are still here. Yet the people who are trying to get a real message across that really could mean the difference between life and death on this precious planet earth barely get covered in the media. Or worse, get laughed at and mocked in the mad rush at the supermarket to plan a weekend summer picnic, where we grill toxic cheap foods and stuff ourselves like there’s no tomorrow.
Well, what if there isn’t?