By Rady Ananda
Known as the wettest place on Earth, the eastern area of Meghalaya (a state in Northern India) sees 50 feet (over 15 m) of rain each year, flooding all the rivers. Steep vertical canyons mark the land, some over 3,500 feet deep. For the past 500 years, this matriculture has dealt with monsoons by building natural bridges immune to rot and white ant infestation.
The Khasis guide roots and vines from the native rubber tree (Ficus elastica) across streams, using hollowed out betel nut trees to guide the roots. When the roots reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Taking 10-15 years to complete (and sometimes much longer), these bio-bridges can last for centuries.
Posted in Environment, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, Survival Skills, Sustainable Practices, Tribes
Tagged betel nut, biobridge, India, Khasis, living bridge, matriculture, Meghalaya, Nartiang megalith, Stonehenge of India, sustainable living
By Rady Ananda
“We need to start focusing on food production. It takes 15 years to bring a genetically engineered product to market. The clock is ticking. We need to get moving.” ~ Dr Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund, 2010.
A 2011 film by Wilfried Huismann, The Silence of the Pandas, targets the World Wildlife Fund, the largest, most trusted, and best-funded environmental “protection” organization in the world. Its reputation does not live up to its actions, however, which green wash industries that are destroying the environment as well as indigenous cultures.
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, Factory Farms, Genetically Engineered Food, Land Rights, Monopolies, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, pollution, Scientific Studies, Survival Skills, Sustainable Practices, Tribes, Water Rights
Tagged argentina, biotech, ecocide, ecodestruction, India, land theft, monsanto, papua, secession, silence of the pandas, wwf