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Re: [permaculture] Sustainable, Non-exploitive, Space Exploration
jJGracias por su reportaje amigos en sonoma condado
>From: Skye <email@example.com>
>To: "permaculture" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: [permaculture] Sustainable, Non-exploitive, Space Exploration
>Date: Sat, Jun 12, 1999, 9:45 PM
>Hola a todos
>In early winter last year I gave a course in northern Germany. One
>morning I listened as two women talked about their vegan/raw food diets.
>They talked of how healthy and better they felt, and how more people
>should eat such a great diet.
>I watched as they breakfasted on bananas (probably from Costa Rica),
>drank orange juice (Californian oranges?), put a little margarine
>(oilseeds from USA) on their wholemeal toast (wheat from Canada). As I
>watched I could see the large tracts of land destroyed in other
>countries to grow their food. I could see the poverty of campesinos
>trying to produce their food. I could feel the pain as cultural patterns
>are destroyed as more people in "developing" countries are brought into
>the global economy. I realised the ecological damage and pollution of
>the whole distribution system needed to feed these two people.
>I came to threee conclusions
>1. The vegan diet is basically for the financially priveledged of the
>2. That it is environmentally destructive.
>3. That socially and ecologically the world cannot afford such a diet.
>> >It is likely that the next phase of human civilisation will eventually
>> >reject animal slavery, just as it did human slavery. I certainly do
>Have we rejected human slavery??? Or just shifted it off-shore!!!! Of
>course now we use the more politacly accepted term "free trade zones".
>Areas where the might of the US economy has been used to bully poorer
>countries into setting up areas where environmental laws are not
>permitted, where basic wages do not exist, where basic worker safety
>considerations are irrelevant, where sexual harassment is rampant,
>corruption the order of the day, where workers can be subjected to
>exposure to toxic chemicals banned in USA........ I guess there is a
>difference, in the old version of slavery the owners at least generally
>burried the bodies of their victims, - now, when a worker starts dying
>from toxic poisoning, he/she is sacked - leaving the relatives and
>family to cover the pain and financial burden of a slow lingering death
>and subsequent funeral.
>To live in a way that minimises suffering -
>1. Do not buy any food grown/processed outside your immediate bioregion.
>2. Do not buy any products made by companies who have operations (or
>contrived subsiduaries) in free trade zones in Latin America,
>Phillipines, India etc...
>Now there is a real challenge!!!
>Skye - Apdo # 391, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, CP. 61600 México.
>fax (52) 01 (434) 24743
>Profesor y diseñador en Permacultura
>Director del Instituto de Permacultura de México A.C.
>Talleres de desarrollo humano, planeación participativa y
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