Judy Sole and Theo de Jager engaged in a thought-provoking conversation on the intricate connections between soil health, plant growth, and human well-being. They delved into the historical use of antibiotics and the evolving understanding of gut biome, drawing parallels to the health of soil. The discussion touched upon the challenges faced by farmers who have been traditionally influenced by sponsored education from fertilizer and chemical companies, emphasizing the need for a shift towards organic and sustainable practices.
Theo de Jager shared insights into the complexities faced by farmers in adopting natural farming methods. The conversation explored the potential benefits of producing food without toxins, fostering healthier soils, and the positive impact on both plant and human health. The speakers pondered on the resistance to change among farmers, acknowledging the influence of market demands and the current lack of significant consumer interest in organic produce in certain regions.
Theo de Jager shed light on specific farming practices related to avocados and lychees, highlighting the responsive nature of these crops to organic treatments. The discussion also touched upon the potential challenges and regulatory hurdles associated with producing and selling meat from animals that died naturally.
Judy Sole expressed a desire to explore alternatives to the current industrialized food system, envisioning a scenario where animals graze freely with minimal human intervention. The conversation concluded with a contemplation of the impact on the environment, the potential benefits of returning to more natural farming practices, and the need for a sophisticated market to drive change.