When it comes to our food, most of the world's brightest still believe we "need" to eat animal protein. We don't. In fact, it's killing us and it's taking a huge toll on our planet at the same time.
And the sooner our global leaders, scientists, doctors and journalists realize that simple fact; the sooner we can get some real traction on fixing the mess that we have created since 1492. At the request of my friend on the Isle of Wight, I watched an interesting video (23 minutes) of Julian Cribb yesterday. An Australian agricultural journalist, he is the author of The Coming Famine, the Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It. Although we had researched his book extensively last year while writing ours, I had not yet seen him on video.
For your convenience, I have provided that video for you below, but first I want to tell you about Mr. Cribb and what he had to say in the video. More importantly, I want to tell you about what he DID NOT SAY in that video. Mark Bittman of the New York Times reported on Mr. Cribb's book in August of 2010 (Link to article below my signature):
Like many other experts, he argues that we have passed the peak of oil production, and it’s all downhill from now on. He then presents evidence that we have passed the peaks for water, fertilizer and land, and that we will all soon be made painfully aware that we have passed it for food, as wealthy nations experience shortages and rising prices, and poorer ones starve.
Indeed, Mr. Cribb does paint a pretty bleak picture of what is happening to our world's food supply, but like most of our world leaders, scientists and journalists; he comes up way short in telling us the blinding flash of the obvious solution to the global food crisis that we face. He misses the vital few -- or should I say the vital "one," -- of simply returning to the natural diet for our species.
—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com