My interest in food security commenced following the announcement by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): "Only 60 Years of Agriculture Left if Soil Degradation Continues" (ref: Scientific American, Dec. 5, 2014).
I decided that I needed to investigate the subject to find out what if anything could be done about it. This took me on a four year journey through conventional agriculture, soil biology, desertification, and animal grazing practices. I learned that in the last 30 years there has been an amazing revolution in our understanding of soil biology and nature's complexity. As part of this journey, I completed 4 courses given by one of the pioneers of this soil biology revolution, Dr. Elaine Ingham.
These advance offers tremendous potential to deal with both food security and global warming in a way that allows nature to do most of the work. As an educator, I have become very passionate about helping to get the message out through talks to my university and public groups interested food security. I have also produced a number of educational YouTube videos on the subject.
Here is the link to “The Magic of Soil” video (39 min.) This video includes a number of short videos created by other groups which I received permission to incorporate.