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The coming food revolution
© Colin Austin (Creative Commons
12 November 2014
The modern factory farming system is
harming and killing billions of people from an excess of
fats and sugars and lack of minerals and vitamins.
There is consensus throughout the medical and dietary
professions that we simply need to eat more fresh fruit and
vegetables grown in nutritious soil.
Gardening enthusiasts can benefit by
growing their own food but the majority of the population
simply do not have time, space or skills to grow their own
This can be solved by skilled growers
supplying living plants in a
wicking basket ™
to be eaten as needed by people who cannot grow their own.
The plants are grazed, rather than harvested, so they
continue to regenerate in nutritious soil so the food is
both healthier and cheaper.
My aim is
not to set up
some large centralised corporation but a network of
independent growers supplying people in their local area.
These growers could be as simple as a grandmother,
with time on her hands, providing fresh food for her
children who may be just too busy with jobs and looking
after their kids or it could be a full scale local grower
supplying living plants through a local farmers market or
I will provide an internet service
www.healthyfoodassociation.com to bring growers and
It will enable growers to publish information on how
they grow and what plants are currently available and for
consumers to hunt out growers who can provide both common
plants but also rare plants with specific medical and health
Details of how to grow nutritious
food using the wicking
basket system will be readily available (contact me) but
protected according to the principle of creative commons.
This is a system where innovators can publish their
ideas which can be freely used and copied for non-commercial
purposes but with the original innovator being acknowledged
and receive benefits from commercial use under a licensing
This following article describes a ‘kickstart’
operation to get the process underway.
People can receive
wicking baskets on
a trial basis and when convinced they can promote among
their friends and contacts.
It describes the challenges of
promoting a system against the might of the processed food
industry but how a simple strategy of personal contacts -
one satisfied customer brings in a group of further
customers who in turn bring in yet more customers - an old
fashioned but effective marketing strategy that has proven
information please contact me
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