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 three 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 on soil biology given by one of the pioneers of this 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.