A Global Pulse
Growing up in public housing like many children who are the real victims when their parents find themselves falling down below the grates of society our family mostly lived on welfare food, which was sadly lacking in daily nutritional RDA requirements for building and sustaining young healthy minds and bodies. Thus developing an innate eagerness for nutritious foods and a productive and active lifestyle, it was only when I began to travel that I realized the horror that even though my young life was not all it could have been that I was shocked with the realization that we lived like kings and queens in the United States. Albeit, the problem remains that there have always been unquestioned levels of agricultural, environmental classism and economical racism through the exploitation of mineral resources, and earth-killing processes like Fracking and Topping that add to global hunger, declining health and careless management of resources. These toxic and dead lands are reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s Superfund chemical sites. Adding to the problems are management practices and raising medical intervention due to products like Sugar and Beef.
As the world’s grain harvest increases that are used to feed livestock almost three quarters of all grain produced in the United States is dedicated to livestock while major tracks of natural rainforest globally and specifically in South America become barren after being cleared to raised cattle, leaving in its wake unemployment, barren landscapes and lost hope.
The proliferation and subsidization by agricultural monolithic corporate oligarchies of unhealthy foods high in poor and unhealthy macronutrients is becoming not only a threat to deal with global food shortages it improperly uses finite natural resources like diminishing fresh water tables to accomplish lining their financial troths by continuing these practices.
Possibly one way of globally growing local fare is an idea of utilizing urban and city dwelling abandoned buildings and military bases and skyscrapers for use as hydroponics gardens, large enough that it will create its own meteorological environment also large enough to supply the local area’s consumption.
The global rise in healthcare requirements, the exploitation of mineral resources and the improper utilization of our receding water tables, I believe are co-byproducts of a paternalistic science community who have indeed bought us quantum and particle physics and the hydrogen bomb. However we have yet to enjoy a fairer and equitably gender-based balanced science community that is more focused on more community oriented, generationally sustainable and non-destructive agricultural processes able to feed millions, increased breakthroughs in life sciences, microbiology and related disciplines. If a healthy life is a human right, then an equitable and equal education to promote and sustain that life is tantamount in conscience. “If you teach a person to fish, he or she will feed the whole village.”
In belonging to an organization that was partly responsible for the election of President Barack Obama, I believe that I finally found a group that does not give up so quietly and would like to see some of their energy and zeal spread to the rest of the global progress community concerning the environment, global climate change and habitat loss.
I have reservations with increased hybridization of seeds based on personal experience. I then began to question the validity of any seeds we used in our garden, however I am not totally against the basic idea if only companies would not limit the usable life timeline of seeds, albeit I see nothing good coming out of corporate greed and agricultural genetic sabotage.
Living in the Pacific Northwest I have fallen in love with the area and have been reading up on our local pollution in Puget Sound by “invisible pollutants and contaminants in the water. I have tried to show those close to me the connecting reasons for these toxic levels of our waters and why they are unable to bring home any fish after months of trying.
One reason I noticed is the extremely dangerously high levels of indifference and apathy: ‘If it does not concern me then it is not my problem,‘ is the slow and lethal killer of collective waterways. Unless people can trace a clear and present dangerous link to their lives they will remain apathetic and go on with their lives ‘croaking in a pot of hot water’ like the proverbial frogs we tend to be until it will be too late. Much like the six blind persons describing an elephant, the earth is truly a living and breathing organism that if given the chance to will heal itself, whether we exist with it or not.