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All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • A society that builds its foundations on annual agriculture cannot survive, according to Mark Shepard, founder of New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial “agricultural savanna”
  • Annuals — which include the grain crops and soy that make up most U.S. farmland — are chemical intensive and enemies of diversity
  • Shepard’s farm is centered on perennial foods like fruits grown on trees, nuts (hazelnuts, chestnuts and walnuts) and berries
  • The perennial agricultural ecosystem design combines brushland, woodlands and oak savannah, a type of grassland that also includes oak trees, to create the type of environment that might naturally occur
  • Shepard describes it as a three-dimensional system that includes a tree canopy layer, shrubs, vines, canes, fungi and livestock, all of which work together to naturally increase biodiversity and soil fertility

A society that builds its foundations on annual agriculture cannot survive, according to Mark Shepard, CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises and founder of New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial “agricultural savanna.” In the video above, Shepard speaks to organic farmers not only about his farm but also why annual agriculture is doomed from the start.

In short, annuals — which include the grain crops and soy that make up most U.S. farmland — are chemical intensive and enemies of diversity. Eventually, Shepard says, the destruction caused by this type of shortsighted farming, i.e., annual monocropping, will cause the civilization that depends on it to collapse.


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