The Green Gap

In the Cold War, we feared a Missile Gap was a strategic weakness. Nowadays, we must awaken to the fact that the Green Gap is true strategic weakness: the nations whose economies will thrive in the coming years will not be those with the biggest factories, but those with the most sustainable, efficient, and ecological markets. What we require is a Strategic "Green Reserve" of ecological design to weather the coming changes that both climate and resource scarcity will force on the international economy.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

A Good Reality Check

These guys are a successful organic farm... making $20k a year income for two people.

This makes me think more and more that the food raising operation should focus on feeding the people on the farm, and producing value-added beside that. It would mean the farm isn't a big market garden, it's enough to feed the people on the plot plus whatever product you choose to sell at the market. From looking at other organic operations... it appears vegetables are the worst thing to try to sell! While I admit I'm uninitiated, could it possibly be that raising only the food you need and then focusing on a few value-added crops would be the better way to make an income?

I guess there is only one real way to find out.

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